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TRACKING THE FACTS ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AND BIAS IN CODE AND SOFTWARE PRACTICES
In The Origin Point, characters discuss the ability for businesses and government to code sexism, racism and other discriminatory practices directly into consumer-facing websites. The practices may be implemented for business reasons, due to stereotypes or due to illegal practices.
Unfortunately this development is all too real in today’s world
Links to Media Articles about Bias in Code and Software Practices
2016 September online read: ProPublica’s ongoing investigation into Machine Bias and discriminatory practices in algorthims