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February 12, 2022

You might think technology is the great leveller. But as AI and other data-driven innovations race farther and faster ahead, the automation of racial bias is causing growing concern.

00:00 - Can technology be racist?
00:50 - Bias in facial-recognition tech
03:50 - Why do data discriminate?
05:50 - What can be done?
07:00 - How can regulations help?

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How does the EU plan to regulate AI?: econ.st/3DSoFxh

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Why has America turned against facial-recognition software? econ.st/3F023fO

How medicine discriminates against non-white people and women:
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