Episode 219: Algorithmic Bias

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne explore how artificial intelligence contributes to racial inequity by discussing the Netflix documentary, Coded Bias. The hosts begin the episode by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (6:40). They then turn their attention to the topic of algorithmic bias and the future of technology (43:38). They start the conversation by discussing the history of artificial intelligence (44:40), how algorithmic determinism shapes decision making across various industries (47:25), and how algorithms are used in the United States and abroad (54:00). They close the episode by discussing the social consequences of algorithmic bias as well as key lessons and takeaways from the documentary (1:06:55).


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