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Unveiling bias: How data shapes our world

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In this episode of “Let’s Talk Data,” the hosts delve into the pervasive issue of data bias and its profound implications for our daily lives and artificial intelligence. They explore various facets of bias, including confirmation bias, historical bias, and selection bias.

One example highlights how historical data can lead to gender-based biases in medical diagnosis, such as the symptoms of heart attacks. They discuss how predictive policing algorithms can amplify bias, leading to problematic outcomes.

The hosts emphasize the importance of maintaining a broad and unbiased database and being critically aware of inherent biases. They also encourage seeking diverse perspectives to counteract personal biases.

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18 September 2023 | 26 min

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