Panel: Bias in AI: Why it’s a problem and what should be done about it?
This event is co-sponsored by Barnard Science and Public Policy (SCPP) and Barnard Computer Science.
Timnit Gebru, Co-founder, Black in AI
Safiya Noble, Associate Professor of Information Studies, UCLA
Desmond Upton Patton, Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Sociology, Columbia
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET) - Online Event
Bias in AI: Why it’s a problem and what should be done about it?
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms has come to dominate numerous aspects of our life, even when we aren’t online. Decisions about medical test results, criminal sentencing, who gets mortgages, and what content is shown in social media feeds and online searches are just some examples. While such systems have the potential to improve efficiency and produce better outcomes in some cases, in many cases, these algorithms and their use accentuate previously existing biases or create new biases. Our distinguished panel will discuss how AI bias affects our lives and steps that might be taken to ensure better and fairer outcomes.
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