Synthesized has launched a free tool which aims to quickly identify and remove dangerous biases in algorithms.
As humans, we all have biases. These biases, often unconsciously, end up in algorithms which are designed to be used across society.
In practice, this could mean anything from a news app serving more left-wing or right-wing content—through to facial recognition systems which flag some races and genders more than others.
A 2010 study (PDF) by...