The Root of Algorithmic Bias and How to Deal With it

Dr. Maria Rodriguez
When: March 24, 2021 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgPm8X-iyg
Audiences: All are welcome to attend
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This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

ABSTRACT

In this talk, Dr. Rodriguez describes what she sees as the central issue undergirding academic conversations concerning bias in algorithmic output. Laying out this cause in plain terms, Dr. Rodriguez offers actionable mitigation strategies for individuals, groups and organizations invested in producing tech solutions for social good.

BIO

Dr. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo (SUNY); a Faculty Associate at the BerkmanKlein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology; as well as a member of the Twitter Academic Research Advisory Board. Her work lies at the intersection of computational social science, demography, and social policy.

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