Bryan Walsh
Oct 16, 2021 - Technology

7. Audits attempt to clean up AI bias

Illustration collage of a magnifying glass over binary code
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

AI algorithms employed in everything from hiring to lending to criminal justice have a persistent and often invisible problem with bias.

The big picture: One solution could be audits that aim to determine whether an algorithm is working as intended, whether it's disproportionately affecting different groups of people and, if there are problems, how they can be fixed.

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