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Measuring racial discrimination in algorithms

Measuring racial discrimination in algorithms There is growing concern that the rise of algorithmic decision-making can lead to discrimination against legally protected groups, but measuring such algorithmic discrimination is often hampered by a fundamental selection challenge. We develop new quasi-experimental tools to overcome this challenge and measure algorithmic discrimination in the setting of pre-trial bail […]

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The danger of predictive algorithms in criminal justice

A study on the discriminatory impact of algorithms in pre-trial bail decisions.

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Racial disparities in automated speech recognition

Racial disparities in automated speech recognition Automated speech recognition (ASR) systems are now used in a variety of applications to convert spoken language to text, from virtual assistants, to closed captioning, to hands-free computing. By analyzing a large corpus of sociolinguistic interviews with white and African American speakers, we demo‚Ķ Analysis of five state-of-the-art automated […]

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