Algorithmic Injustice: How Artificial Intelligence Embeds Human Bias and Distorts Our Decision-Making


Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:45am to 1:00pm


Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414

Antony Haynes, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Assistant Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Just as leading diverse organizations require consciously engaging human beings and culture, such leadership also requires consciously selecting and evaluating which automated systems are employed in all aspects of decision-making. One cannot program away human prejudice by blindly relying on computer code. The purpose of this talk is to raise awareness of the numerous ways that computer algorithms, and the products and services which use them, are as prejudiced and biased as their human designers. In many respects, the products and services created through machine learning simply serve to help humans implement their biases more efficiently and much more massively.

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