Video of the Week: "Machine Learning and Human Bias"

Yesterday this tweet showed up in my Twitter feed. Before then, I hadn’t really thought about the biases present in machine learning, which is a bias of my own. I’m interested to learn more about this issue. Let’s start today with an overview to the problem:

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Here’s what we’ll be discussing this week:

  • What did you picture when you pictured a shoe? How do you think that choice is impacted by your own experiences?

  • What are some of the things you use on a daily basis that utilize machine learning?

  • “Just because something is based on data doesn’t automatically make it neutral.” Can you think of other instances where this would be true?

  • Have you seen this bias in machine learning?

  • What solutions can you suggest for combatting this complex problem?