Carnegie Mellon University

hamerschlag hall

August 27, 2018

Datta on discriminatory algorithms

Techfestival reported on Anupam Datta’s research illuminating discriminatory biases in algorithms. He has shown that the predictive algorithms used by Google ads display prestigious job opportunities six times more to men than women. These algorithms determine the ads shown to internet users based on race and gender, which can limit certain users in job searches. Read the article.