Biased Algorithms

Biased Algorithms

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 235 , Segment 4

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  • Feb 19, 2016
  • 11:13 mins

Guest: Suresh Venkatasubramanian, PhD, Associate Professor in the University of Utah’s School of Computing  It’s common these days for HR departments in large companies to use computer programs to cull through thousands of job applications and make the initial cut. It’s efficient and seemingly less subject to the subtle bias of humans. Except, maybe not that last part. A team of researchers has found algorithms can be just as biased as human beings.

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