Machine-learning the wrong things
Jan 17, 2019

Machine-learning the wrong things

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The government shutdown triggers a dearth of data. Congress aims to ban the sale of components to Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE amid spying concerns, and the move could hurt Americans' buying power. Netflix has maintained its streaming supremacy, but competitors are trying to dethrone it. We take a brief look at the legacy of late investment giant Jack Bogle. Plus, what happens when AI technology teaches machines to learn our biases?

Today's show is sponsored by SignNowWasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.

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As artificial intelligence is used more and more for things like employee recruiting, a look at potential bias

Jan 17, 2019
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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The government shutdown triggers a dearth of data. Congress aims to ban the sale of components to Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE amid spying concerns, and the move could hurt Americans’ buying power. Netflix has maintained its streaming supremacy, but competitors are trying to dethrone it. We take a brief look at the legacy of late investment giant Jack Bogle. Plus, what happens when AI technology teaches machines to learn our biases?

Today’s show is sponsored by SignNowWasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director