Algorithms: researchers accuse technology of intensifying structural racism

"Algorithmic racism is a technologization and automation of structural racism," evaluates Brazilian researcher Tarcizio Silva.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A black person who is automatically recognized as a gorilla on a digital photo platform. On one social media, the automatic cropping of an off-viewing photo privileges white people's faces. On another network, a black woman has her post reach increased by 6,000% by posting white women.

These examples are not isolated and have been the target of criticism and reflection by internet users and researchers. How could mathematical models, the so-called algorithms, be racist?

Researcher Tarcizio Silva, PhD student in Human and Social Sciences at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC . . .

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