New study of artificial intelligence tools that analyze tumor images shows how they can make inaccurate predictions based on the institution that submitted the image
On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced it would require workers worldwide to take anti-harassment training starting next year. The mandate is seen as a response to dozens of charges filed by employees in recent years alleging sexual harassment and retaliation when workers…
The Association for Psychological Science will present an expert panel on the psychological science of racism on Wednesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. EDT. This live virtual event is open to journalists and editors from the international news media. Panelists…
A recent study of how human resources professionals review online information and social media profiles of job candidates highlights the ways in which so-called “cybervetting” can introduce bias and moral judgment into the hiring process.
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) released today a video recording of “Health Equity and Medical Regulation: How Disparities are Impacting U.S. Health Care Quality and Delivery and Why it Matters” – a symposium it hosted on January 26. The recording of the event is accessible for public viewing.
“Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab,” is the subject of a paper by scientists at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of California in Merced. The paper is published Oct. 1 in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.
It’s time to nix the generational mindset in business, says a Washington University in St. Louis linguistic expert who participated in an elite, 15-member committee announcing July 21 its findings on what he calls “potentially harmful” categorizing. He was part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee convened for this study.
A study of prospective teachers finds they are more likely to interpret the facial expressions of Black boys and girls as being angry, even when they are not. This is significantly different than how the prospective teachers interpreted the facial expressions of white children.
Confronting a white person who makes a racist or sexist statement can make them reflect on their words and avoid making biased statements about race or gender in the future, Rutgers researchers find.
Potential biases that limit the effectiveness of machine learning process technologies and the scope for human capital to be complementary in reducing such biases is explored by Rajshree Agarwal and Evan Starr at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith…
Black or white, man or woman, providers got similar satisfaction and confidence scores from simulated patients in new research with implications for quality reporting
Bias in artificial intelligence is well established. Researchers are now proposing that developers incorporate the concept of “feminist design thinking” into their process as a way of improving equity – particularly in the development of software used in hiring.
Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there’s another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics – it’s you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on a controversial issue tended to misremember those numbers to fit commonly held beliefs.
Joyce Yen of the University of Washington worked with the Heising-Simons Foundation to dismantle bias and promote diversity in a prominent grant that the Foundation awards to postdoctoral researchers. Here, Yen shares the ways bias can work against greater diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM.