Algorithmic fairness must be at the heart of the tech we design

Henrik Nordmark, Head of Data Science at data science company Profusion, explains why algorithms are biased, and why mishandling algorithms leads to outcomes such as the UK’s recent exam results fiasco.

Why it matters

There are many subtle ways in which a seemingly well-intentioned and neutral algorithm can yield unintended biases. These mistakes are relatively benign if, for example, Netflix slightly mispredicts what movie you will like. The problem...

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