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What's worse than the biased algorithm

I remember seeing a talk published online. The female researcher showed the result of a google image search for the word 'doctor'. She said that the google algorithm was biased and complained about it because all the pictures showed male doctors. Trouble is that she was utterly wrong, the problem wasn't the fact that the doctors were male, the real issue was that the doctors were fake, google was just showing a lot of advertising pictures. The funny thing is that the audience applauded, nobody raised questions.

The above is just one of the many examples that show that often the bias of those who judge an algorithm as biased is worse than the bias in the algorithm itself, Except for extreme cases like the American justice system most of the time it's a lot of fuss for small things.

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