racial

Boston bans facial recognition due to concern about racial bias

Boston bans facial recognition due to concern about racial bias

The Boston City Council today voted unanimously to ban facial recognition, making Boston the largest city in the country to ban the technology since San Francisco passed the first citywide ban in May 2019. Nearby Somerville, Massachusetts passed a facial recognition ban roughly a year ago as well. The vote in Boston comes the same …

Boston bans facial recognition due to concern about racial bias Read More »

Black creators sue YouTube, alleging racial discrimination

Black creators sue YouTube, alleging racial discrimination

The suit is the latest allegation that YouTube’s software, which can automatically remove videos suspected of violating the company’s policies, discriminates against certain groups, such as LGBT people. It comes during a national reckoning over racial discrimination in which companies such as Google have promised to push for change. YouTube uses its “absolute, and ‘unfettered’ …

Black creators sue YouTube, alleging racial discrimination Read More »

Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

A YouTube spokeswoman, Andrea Faville, said that Mr. Saladino’s video had received fewer than 5 percent of its views this year, and that it was not being widely recommended by the company’s algorithms. Mr. Saladino recently reposted the video to Facebook, where it has gotten several million more views. In some ways, social media has …

Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It. Read More »

Ride-hailing bias

Researchers find racial discrimination in ‘dynamic pricing’ algorithms used by Uber, Lyft, and others

A preprint study published by researchers at George Washington University presents evidence of social bias in the algorithms ride-sharing startups like Uber, Lyft, and Via use to price fares. In a large-scale fairness analysis of Chicago-area ride-hailing samples — made in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) data — metrics from tens …

Researchers find racial discrimination in ‘dynamic pricing’ algorithms used by Uber, Lyft, and others Read More »

IBM says it is no longer working on face recognition because it’s used for racial profiling

IBM says it is no longer working on face recognition because it’s used for racial profiling

The news: IBM has said the company will stop developing or selling facial recognition software due to concerns the technology is used to promote racism. In a letter to Congress, IBM’s CEO Arvind Krishna said the tech giant opposes any technology used “for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms.” He …

IBM says it is no longer working on face recognition because it’s used for racial profiling Read More »

How machine learning in policing could fuel racial discrimination

The debate over the police using machine learning is intensifying – it is considered in some quarters as controversial as stop and search. Stop and search is one of the most contentious areas of how the police interact with the public. It has been heavily criticized for being discriminatory towards black and minority ethnic groups, …

How machine learning in policing could fuel racial discrimination Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on video games is based on racial discrimination

Since the first “violent” video game was created, there have been endless claims that video games lead to violent behavior in real life — despite study after study proving this theory wrong. The speculation is still prominent as last month, after multiple mass shootings in the US, President Trump blamed “the glorification of violence” in …

Blaming mass shootings on video games is based on racial discrimination Read More »

Russia’s Plan for 2020 U.S. Presidential Election – Inflaming Racial Discord?

In a Facebook post on May 21, exiled politician Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Russia had a plan for the next presidential election in the U.S. and the plan was to aggravate racial discord in the country. A day earlier, NBC News published documents, which the agency said it had obtained from a London, U.K.-based team of …

Russia’s Plan for 2020 U.S. Presidential Election – Inflaming Racial Discord? Read More »

Starbucks Deals with Racial Discrimination, Tech Startups Struggle with Compensation – Small Business Trends

Whether your business has single or multiple locations, having a great management system in place for everyone to follow is critically important. Starbucks became aware of this fact with an incident that took place in Philadelphia which made national headlines. The issue should teach businesses of all sizes some valuable lessons. In other news, tech …

Starbucks Deals with Racial Discrimination, Tech Startups Struggle with Compensation – Small Business Trends Read More »

?
WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com