Julia Angwin runs an award-winning team that has pioneered a new field of algorithmic accountability journalism. Working with two programmers and a researcher, her team has unveiled the hidden discrimination embedded in automated decision-making tools ranging from Amazon’s vendor rankings to software used across the nation to predict the likelihood of criminals being arrested in the future. Their coverage has led Facebook to change multiple policies, including hate-speech policies that discriminated against children, advertising automation that was allowing advertisers to discriminate against Jews, blacks, disabled people and others. And their work forced California regulators to require several car insurers to adjust flaws in their algorithms -- that were resulting in unjustified higher prices in minority neighborhoods.
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