Yael Eisenstat: The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias | WIRED

IN WIRED MAGAZINE former Facebook elections integrity head Yael Eisenstat observes the ‘move fast’ culture in tech means there is insufficient training for the people who are responsible for preventing algorithmic bias.

‘I did not know anyone who intentionally wanted to incorporate bias into their work. But I also did not find anyone who actually knew what it meant to counter bias in any true and methodical way.’

Eistenstat is a former CIA officer, national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and a CSR leader at ExxonMobil. Her time at Facebook was in the period preceding the U.S. midterm elections, June to November 2018.

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The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias
WIRED | February 2019 | by Yael Eisenstat


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