Racist algorithms, social ills weigh heavy on leaders at Microsoft, Amazon and other tech behemoths

Technology can amplify human prejudice at a massive scale, with the click of a button turning an unconscious bias into a widespread software protocol.

So how major corporations such as Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. treat social issues like gender and racial equality — all while developing new digital tools that will power the future of commerce, education and other areas — will have an outsized impact on our lives.

Perhaps that is why those types of companies are stressing their commitment…...

2 Published By - San Francisco Business Times - Technology News - 2018.03.13. 17:31
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