BAD INPUT: Let’s End Discriminatory Tech!

Urge companies to stop algorithmic bias

 

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Computer algorithms are embedded into almost every part of our lives – whether it’s applying for a loan, getting auto insurance, or accessing medical services. These algorithms are fueled by hundreds of thousands of data points, but many of these data sets are flawed, outdated, and not representative of the population – which can harm communities of color and others.

When companies don’t account for a diversity of experiences, or simply replicate racist and biased systems, they build flawed products that hurt people. And since these prejudiced algorithms are often hidden, it’s a difficult problem to fix.

Join us in pushing these companies to have processes in place to avoid biases, and conduct public audits and reviews of their existing algorithms to ensure that no one is negatively impacted from an inherently biased computer program.