“F**k the algorithm”?: What the world can learn from the UK’s A-level grading fiasco

The A-level grading fiasco in the UK led to public outrage over algorithmic bias. This is a well-established problem that data professionals have sought to address through making their algorithms m…

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Hasnain says:

Seemed relevant given a lot of the current and ongoing discussions of algorithmic bias - especially in light of the twitter facial recognition terribleness this weekend.

“Many of the cases of algorithms gone rogue that we know about could have been stopped by critical reflection earlier in the process. Such reflection however, is unlikely to come introspectively. Despite their best efforts, those developing algorithms will be prone to bias and intellectual lock-in.”

Posted on 2020-09-21T06:38:23+0000