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Internet gatekeepers block sex ed content because algorithms think they're porn

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and
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Solving AI's 'black box' problem: Learning how algorithms make decisions

In 2017, a Palestinian construction worker in the West Bank settlement of Beiter Illit, Jerusalem, posted a picture of himself on Facebook in which he was leaning against a bulldozer. Shortly after, Israeli police arrested him on suspicions that he
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What We Should Take Away From Amazon’s Embedding Bias in Its Algorithm and Stopping the Project

A while ago I wrote an article warning recruiters about embedding their bias in their selection algorithms. The problem, as I described, is we all have a bias, usually unconscious. Just look around you right now at your department. Is...
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When Is It Important for an Algorithm to Explain Itself?

As more decisions are automated, understanding how they are made becomes harder.
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Algorithm matches human cardiologists in detecting heart attacks

From: www.technologyreview.com Via: twitter.com RT @techreview: Algorithm matches human cardiologists in detecting heart attacks https://t.co/
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Don't believe the rumors: Instagram isn't killing the algorithm

Hey, Instagram haters: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the company has no plans to change its algorithm-based photo feed, despite what you may have heard. Rumors began swirling late last week that the photo-sharing app had miraculously
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Facebook to publishers: The News Feed algorithm isn't why you're failing

It's been a rocky year in Facebook and publisher relations, but the social network has a new — very blunt — message for struggling publishers: it's probably your fault.  Speaking at a panel at South by Southwest, Facebook's head of

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