AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human

By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.

Dan Feldman, Senior Research Fellow, Applied Ethics Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

LGB bias may skew diagnosis of borderline personality disorder

Bias may lead health care professionals to over-diagnose borderline personality disorder among lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients, research finds.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~6 min

What is food insecurity?

A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.

Caitlin Caspi, Professor of Public Health, University of Connecticut • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~8 min

Clicks on a job site reveal hiring discrimination

A broad look at recruiters' actions on a job website reveals who experiences hiring discrimination and when, report researchers.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Stereotypes may stifle some harassment claims

People in a new study deemed the sexual harassment claims of "prototypical" women more credible, which raises the question of who gets silenced.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

Survey: Muslims and Jews report the most religious discrimination

Jews and Muslims in the US report more discrimination and are more likely to become victims of violence due of their religious beliefs, new research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Racism at the county level associated with increased COVID-19 cases and deaths

Blacks are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites. A study that examined racism at the country level had surprising results.

Lisa T. Wigfall, Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Which countries have the most ageism?

Ageism varies among countries, new research shows. Older adults in Japan and China are highly respected; but that's less true in the US.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~7 min

Your brain's built-in biases insulate your beliefs from contradictory facts

Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 1, 2020 ~8 min