Community effects on learning from others

Read before class on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Caliskan, A., & Lewis, M. L. (under review). Social biases in word embeddings and their relation to human cognition.

Angwin, J., Larson, J., Mattu, S. , & Kirchner, L. (2016, May 23). Machine bias. Pro Publica.

This week, we will be reading a chapter and a newspaper article on algorithmic bias. Questions you should keep in mind: What does it mean for an algorithm to be biased? What are the potential sources of bias? How do we detect bias? What, if anything, should we do about bias?

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