World Policy On Air: "Racist in the Machine"

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Media Outlet: World Policy Journal

The world was stunned last year when Tay, Microsoft’s premier Twitter chatbot, evolved from innocent social media consumer to a sexist, racist troll after operating only a few hours. On the latest episode of World Policy On Air, cybersecurity expert Megan Garcia explains why governments and companies must be conscious of the institutional biases picked up by complex algorithms.

Read Megan Garcia's piece "Racist in the machine: The disturbing implications of algorithmic bias" in the winter Interrupted issue of World Policy Journal.

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Megan Garcia is Senior Fellow & Director of New America CA. She explores how the work of New America’s programs links to exciting local approaches to problem solving on the west coast.