Artificial Intelligence and Implicit Bias (H3)

Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speakers: Pablo Arredondo, Casetext; Khalid A. Al-Kofahi, Thomson Reuters; Michele Villagran, School of Information San José State University

BoK Domains: Information Management

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Algorithms and taxonomies are ultimately created by human beings with our own prejudices and stereotypes. Your black box and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and platforms could be replicating or even aggravating the same issues when it comes to discrimination of information regarding specific groups or just ignoring highly important data crucial to a case or your patron. In this session, we will explain the ways in which these AI platforms rely on human beings and their own implicit biases, assess how much of crucial legal information regarding a case or your client has been discarded or relegated to a lesser importance, and identify ways in which law librarians can tackle this issue.

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