Joy Buolamwini: How Do Biased Algorithms Damage Marginalized Communities?

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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Black History … And The Future

Data, numbers, algorithms are supposed to be neutral… right? Computer scientist Joy Buolamwini discusses the way biased algorithms can lead to real-world inequality. A version of this segment was originally heard in the episode Warped Reality.

About Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini is a graduate researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who researches algorithmic bias in computer vision systems. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more ethical and inclusive technology.

Buolamwini serves on the Global Tech Panel convened by the vice president of European

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