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Finger on the Scale: Bias in Computer Systems

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  Works Cited Angwin, Julia, et al. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica , 23 May 2016, www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing. Notes: I found their data analysis explanation (Larson) before I found the original article. This article gives human faces to the data, an important step in providing the emotional component to the data. One of the reasons that I chose this article and the other is that one of the authors is the same as the "It's Complicated" article in our reading. ProPublica is a highly rated non-profit, and the authors of the article are award-winning in their field (including a Pulitzer). Bellovin, Steve. “Yes, ‘Algorithms’ Can Be Biased. Here's Why.” Ars Technica , Conde Nast, 24 Jan. 2019, arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/yes-algorithms-can-be-biased-heres-why/. Notes: An initial article to get an easy overview of the topic, as well as provide several points of research to consider. Within the article, Dr. Bellovi

Comfort Food

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These times call for comfort food, and I want to talk about my contribution to Legendary Games's Legendary Recipes . It's also about oppression and subjugation.