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“Non-white people are not outliers.”

Though we often think of white supremacy in its most violent and stark forms, writes A.I. researcher Deborah Raji in MIT Technology Review, it often rears its head in more nuanced and nefarious ways: cornerstone datasets that train algorithms to categorize Black people as drug addicts and criminals, or software that reinforces over-policing in communities of color.

In a beautiful and gutting piece, Raji, who worked alongside Joy Buolamwini and Timnit Gebru — the A.I. researcher currently in the headlines for her firing from Google— details how the ideals of white…

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.