We can’t have a serious discussion about ethics in AI without talking about racial justice. So in the lead up to Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, the annual commemoration of ending of slavery in the United States, we bring you a special issue highlighting the latest developments in the fight for algorithmic justice, Black scholars who are leading the way, and challenges we face in achieving true fairness in AI.
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Fairness, equality, and power in algorithmic decision-making
h/t Rediet Abebe ረድኤት @red_abebe
“Much of the debate on the impact of algorithms is concerned with fairness, defined as the absence of discrimination for individuals with the same ‘merit.’ Drawing on the theory of justice, we argue that such leading notions of fairness suffer from three key limitations.” Read More.
A Misdirected Application Of AI Ethics – NOEMA
Abeba Birhane @Abebab
“The debate about robot rights diverts moral philosophy away from the pressing matter of the oppressive use of AI technology against vulnerable groups in society.”
h/t Joy Buolamwini @jovialjoy
Watch Coded Bias documentary virtually at @hrwfilmfestival Coded Bias follows the journey of Joy Buolamwini alongside pioneering women in the fight for algorithmic justice. For tickets visit:https://www.hrwfilmfestivalstream.org/film/coded-bias/
Letter to AMS Notices: Boycott collaboration with police
h/t Cathy O’Neil@mathbabedotorg
“Given the structural racism and brutality in US policing, we do not believe that mathematicians should be collaborating with police departments in this manner. It is simply too easy to create a ‘scientific’ veneer for racism. Please join us in committing to not collaborating with police. It is, at this moment, the very least we can do as a community.” Read More.
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Global Gender Gap Report 2020
The Unlikely Techie @unlikelytechie
“None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. That’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years.” Read More.
Disability, Bias, and AI
“This report captures and expands on some of the themes that emerged during discussion and debate. In particular, it identifies key questions that a focus on disability raises for the project of understanding the social implications of AI, and for ensuring that AI technologies don’t reproduce
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