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Salma Akter
Apr 07, 2022
In Wellness Forum
We live in the era of algorithms. On the one hand, the development of technology has made algorithms enter a deeper decision-making field, which also has an important impact on our lives; on the other hand, there is still a problem that we fax number database cannot ignore - Algorithmic bias. Joy Buolamwini is a Ghanaian scientist. Once, while doing an assignment involving facial recognition software, she discovered that the algorithm couldn't recognize her face—unless she wore a white mask. This is a scene from Netflix's recently released documentary "Coding Bias." In addition, this documentary on algorithmic bias presents the varying degrees of perpetuation of algorithms' existing racial, class, and gender fax number database biases in society in advertising, recruiting, financial services, policing, and many other fields. Inspired by this, Joy Buolamwini tested many commercial facial recognition software and found that the probability of correctly identifying the gender of a white male was as high as 99%. Error rates also increased exponentially as skin tones darkened, with nearly 35 percent of black women not being correctly identified. In 2020, in China, the article "Takeaway Rider, Trapped in the System" aroused extensive discussion, with the focus on the algorithm system of the takeaway fax number database platform. Advances in technology have improved every aspect of life, but the problem has gradually emerged that people no longer believe that algorithmic decision-making is completely fair. In an era gradually surrounded by intelligent technologies such as AI, algorithm bias has gradually become an important information ethics issue and even a social issue.
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