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Stephanie Zhang

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How New Technological Coding Can Carry Toxic Bias

In 2015, Google came under fire when a software engineer discovered that Google’s photo algorithm labeled pictures of him and his black friends as “gorillas.” Despite promising to fix the issue, new research show that the issue may not have been fixed after all. A recent WIRED article shows that rather than fixing its algorithm, Google simply removed the word “gorilla” from its database in photos. Tests show that while “poodle,” “panda” and “cat” return

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