Racist Algorithms Still Flourish in 2020
It's more than just math
It’s understandable to think that algorithms that power Google searches or determine who gets an organ transplant can’t be racist or cause harm because they’re just math. But research has shown time and time again that algorithms pick up and echo the structural racism present in our society.
Investigative tech outlet The Markup wrote about some of 2020's most egregious examples of racist algorithms, including those used in policing.