The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, November 19 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Shop

Resource ID: #27694
Subject: Technology
Source: ProPublica
Affiliation: 
Date: May 23, 25, July 29, Aug. 1, Sept. 20, 23, 28, 2016

$0.00

Description

With our Machine Bias series, we are investigating the algorithms that are increasingly making decisions about our lives, from what news or ads we see online to what sentences are meted out for crimes. Algorithms are often proprietary "black boxes," raising important questions about transparency and due process. By collecting and analyzing the output of these systems, we set out to reverse-engineer and make accountable some of the algorithms that were having the biggest impact on people's lives. Our investigative methods included linear regression, statistical analysis, and the creation of our own software. Among the series' findings were evidence of racial bias in risk assessment systems, and the preferential treatment of Amazon's own products in its so-called open market.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   info@ire.org   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram