November 18, 2020

The Ethical Questions That Haunt Facial-Recognition Research

(Nature) – In September 2019, four researchers wrote to the publisher Wiley to “respectfully ask” that it immediately retract a scientific paper. The study, published in 2018, had trained algorithms to distinguish faces of Uyghur people, a predominantly Muslim minority … Read More

October 13, 2020

From a Small Town in North Carolina to Big-City Hospitals, How Software Infuses Racism into U.S. Health Care

(STAT News) – A STAT investigation found that a common method of using analytics software to target medical services to patients who need them most is infusing racial bias into decision-making about who should receive stepped-up care. While a study … Read More