algorithmic bias

Searching For ‘Cat Meat’ On Yelp Brought Up Chinese Restaurants Until This Week

Searching For ‘Cat Meat’ On Yelp Brought Up Chinese Restaurants Until This Week

Yelp’s algorithms are being criticised after search results implied Korean and Chinese restaurants were serving diners dogs and cats. In cities across the US, Yelp suggested Korean and Chinese restaurants when “dog meat” or “cat meat” was entered into the search bar, alluding to a longstanding stereotype about East Asian…

Apple Says It Prevented Face ID From Being Racist

Apple Says It Prevented Face ID From Being Racist

When Apple debuted its new facial recognition unlock system, Face ID, in September, the company faced questions about how it would sidestep the security and bias problems that have undermined similar facial recognition systems in the past. Senator Al Franken was one of the many people curious about how exactly…