Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Data Bias

by Gary Niederhoff on September 2, 2019


Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Data Bias

Sexist snow plowing? Data that guide everything from snow removal schedules to heart research often fail to consider gender. In these cases, “reference man” stands in for “average human.” Human bias also infects artificial intelligence, with speech recognition triggered only by male voices and facial recognition that can’t see black faces. We question the assumptions baked into these numbers and algorithms.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Caroline Criado-Perez / Invisible Women
Part 2: Kade Crockford / Facial Recognition
Part 3: Amy Webb / Proprietary A.I.

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