Unfair Algorithms Discriminate Against Minorities

Jülich, 20 April 2022 – Artificial intelligence has already become established in medicine with smart algorithms assisting doctors in their diagnosis. Machine learning software in neuroscience uses brain scans alone to draw conclusions on personality traits – on mental skills and behaviour patterns as well as characteristics. However, these algorithms may actually be systematically distorted or biased against ethnic minorities, as recently statistically proven by an international team of researchers in an article in Science Advances.

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Last Modified: 26.05.2022