Language is Always Susceptible to Bias. That Includes Algorithms.

Watch the white mask....

All this digital stuff is comprised of software. And software is comprised of languages. That means, just like human languages, software can perpetuate bias and operationalize discrimination. Don’t believe me? Just watch Joy Buolamwini, a graduate student at MIT, show you exactly what it looks like when the shortcomings of humans are encoded into machines.

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