When Unbiased Machines Meet Biased Humans 🥊


I’m worried about the implications of transferring our biases to machines and then turning up the speed dial to 11. But I hadn’t thought about how we biased mortals might react to truly unbiased decision making. 🤯

So while creating unbiased systems is important, it doesn’t guarantee success in the messy real world once decisions are made. Ultimately debiasing systems might not matter if we don’t have the backbone to stick by unpopular results. (That’s not a dig at the Boston school system, this scenario was probably guaranteed to be a mess no matter what.) 💪

Src: Boston Globe