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‘Bias audits’ for discriminatory tools are a promising idea, but current approaches leave much to be desired

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A failure at Stanford teaches us the limits of medical algorithms

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The algorithms also picked up on racial biases linking Black people to weapons

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OpenAI disclosed the problem on GitHub — but released GPT-3 anyway

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OpenAI company text logo

Why won’t Google change the algorithm?

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Reflections on the transformative potential of refusal as a method in the design of technology

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Understanding how algorithms manipulate our behavior and what to do about it

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Some A.I. experts warn against a lack of transparency in the buzzy new program

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OpenAI’s company logo
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While OpenAI has released…

Temporary popularity may permanently fool an otherwise intelligent algorithm

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The data set’s ripple effects are immeasurable

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