Joy Buolamwini:
How I'm fighting bias in algorithms

TEDxBeaconStreet · 8:44 · Filmed Nov 2016
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MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn't detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn't taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she's on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the "coded gaze." It's an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding ... as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

Poet of code
Joy Buolamwini's research explores the intersection of social impact technology and inclusion. Full bio
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