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Re: TED talk on algorithm bias

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:16:31 -0400
To: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>, Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <66355bce-b01b-9f2a-52c6-60d1d6777b20@w3.org>
Hi All,

Joy Buolamwini's talk on algorithm bias is also very worth watching:


Jutta Treviranus, from OCAD University and former ATAG WG Chair, is 
doing interesting research on accessibility-specific AI bias.


- Judy

On 7/10/2019 10:20 AM, Jeanne Spellman wrote:
> Cyborg asked me to send this around and asks that those working on 
> conformance watch it:
> TED Task:  Cathy O'Neil - Weapons of Math Destruction
> There is a short version and the full version
> Short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2u_eHHzRto
> Full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQHs8SA1qpk
> I watched the short version and  thought it was well done. It is about 
> various kinds of bias and not specific to PwD.   Her points about the 
> data of the past continuing a bias into the future are cautionary.   
> We do not collect big data and our formulas are not sophisticated AI 
> algorithms, but the principles she cautions about apply, IMO.  There 
> are people in accessibility doing research on algorithmic bias against 
> PwD, and there are broader lessons from the research that could apply 
> to our work.
Judy Brewer
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
32 Vassar St. Room 385, MIT/CSAIL
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 16:16:45 UTC

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