Fireside chat with Meredith Broussard | NICAR 2023

March 2, 2023, 10:15 AM CT

Join Meredith Broussard and Aron Pilhofer, two longtime NICARians, discuss Broussard’s forthcoming book “More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech.”

Broussard, a data scientist and one of the few Black female researchers in artificial intelligence, masterfully synthesizes concepts from computer science and sociology. In her book, she explores a range of examples: from facial recognition technology trained only to recognize lighter skin tones, to mortgage-approval algorithms that encourage discriminatory lending, to the dangerous feedback loops that arise when medical diagnostic algorithms are trained on insufficiently diverse data. Even when such technologies are designed with good intentions, Broussard shows, fallible humans develop programs that can result in devastating consequences.

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