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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Saturday, March 12 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Biased Algorithms and the Future of Prejudice @ #IdeaDrop

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Presenters from this SXSW talk join us on the live stream to talk about their presentation, "Biased Algorithms and the Future of Prejudice."

While the internet has been heralded as the great equalizer, we are just beginning to learn exactly how discriminatory software can be. Every week seems to unearth a new example of computers betraying us, from 'smart' cameras that cannot see dark skin, to google showing women ads for lower paying jobs than men. Sorelle Friedler from this panel will come talk to us about how big data is being used against minorities, and the social biases we are teaching our learning algorithms.

View this session on the official SXSW program here.

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Sorelle Friedler

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Haverford College
Sorelle has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College since 2014 and was visiting at Haverford starting in 2012. Her research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, data mining and machine learning, and the application of such algorithms to interdisciplinary data. She is a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute for her work on preventing discrimination... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

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