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UMass Amherst computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software

20:00 EDT 16 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Brun says, "Unchecked, biases in data and software run the risk of perpetuating biases in society. For example, prior work has demonstrated that racial bias exists in online advertising delivery systems, where online searches for traditionally-minority names were more likely to yield ads related to arrest records. Such software behavior can contribute to racial stereotypes and other grave societal consequences."

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