There’s room to improve A.I. news coverage

Artificial intelligence news coverage, particularly around the ethics of AI, could use a few tweaks, a new analysis of media outlets indicates.

Matt Shipman-NC State
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms artifical-intelligence bias ethics journalism

Progress toward gender equity has stalled since the 80s

Movement toward gender equity accelerated in the 1970s and 1980s, but slowed or stopped beginning in the 1990s, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU
March 31, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias education gender jobs united-states

Speech recognition is half as accurate with black speech

The top five automated speech recognition systems—used by employers and courts—make double the errors when black speakers use them, research finds.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology bias race-and-ethnicity speech voice-technology

Watch out for myths about COVID-19 ‘miracle cures’

Lots of people believe in misinformation and myths about COVID-19 causes and "cures," a new survey shows. But the results weren't all bad.

March 24, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine beliefs bias internet journalism social-media survey

Self-employment may offer a refuge from racism

Black people who believe racism has a big impact on their lives are more likely to seek self-employment, according to new research.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 23, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity racism

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs bias gender images physical-appearance race-and-ethnicity religion

Does cognitive dissonance account for rising xenophobia?

Research finds that people "living near concentration camps... were more likely to conform to the beliefs system of the regime. And we think this was because of cognitive dissonance."

Amy McCaig-Rice University
Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias europe germany history memory morals racism world-war-ii

Is prosecutor bias really behind disparities in prison?

Race and class bias on the part of prosecutors may not be the primary driver of the disparities in prison populations, researchers report.

U. Arizona
Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias courts lawyers prison race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs race-and-ethnicity racism social-lives workplaces

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