How big data and unfair algorithms change our lives

The digital trails we leave behind and algorithms that use our data have major effects on our lives. This podcast episode digs into issues of fairness and privacy.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture algorithms bias internet machine-learning mobile-devices privacy security

Professional investors favor white-led venture capital funds

The better black-led venture capital funds perform, the more bias they encounter from professional investors, report researchers.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias gender jobs money race

#MeToo media coverage paints men as more powerful

"Bias can be unconscious, veiled, and hidden in a seemingly positive narrative..."

Carnegie Mellon-HCII | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias gender journalism sexual-abuse

How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

Higher risk of dangerous drug reactions for women in Brazil

New research in Brazil finds that women and older adults are at higher risk of adverse drug reactions.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bias brazil gender medications older-adults side-effects

LGBT bias can set in early for future doctors

More contact with LGBT people during medical school may reduce bias in new doctors, according to recent research.

Bill Hathaway-Yale | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bias education lgbtq physicians

Book: Fat phobia arises from racism and religion

Our culture's fat phobia has deep cultural and religious roots, a new book argues.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias body-weight gender history race religion

Change implicit bias, change behavior? Maybe not

New research questions the assumed link between changing implicit bias and changing behavior. Instead, what about changing environments and stereotypes?

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias decisions stereotypes

Harsher punishment leads to more suspensions for black kids

"The categories teachers use as reasons for punishment, like 'defiance,' 'disrespect,' and 'noncompliance,' are ripe for racial discrimination."

Jill Kimball-Brown | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias education race teachers

Fake resumes root out real hiring bias

The way firms rate fake resumes sheds light on the way conscious and unconscious bias shapes who gets the job.

Caroline Pennartz-Penn | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business ethnicity gender jobs race

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