Facial Verification Won’t Fight Fraud

Facial Verification Won’t Fight Fraud

With the US economy just starting to recover from Covid-19 and millions still out of work, Congress authorized expanded unemployment benefits that supplement state assistance programs. While it’s laudable to fortify struggling Americans during an ongoing crisis, bad...
Oximeters Used to Be Designed for Equity. What Happened?

Oximeters Used to Be Designed for Equity. What Happened?

As steps toward mitigating racial bias, Hewlett-Packard’s engineers marshaled a range of more inclusive approaches to oximetry. The instrument’s baseline calibrations were set by working with a “carefully selected” group, including 248 Black volunteers—which is,...
Changing Minds About Why Doctors Change Their Minds

Changing Minds About Why Doctors Change Their Minds

In 2001, when the pediatric allergist Gideon Lack asked a group of some 80 parents in Tel Aviv if their kids were allergic to peanuts, only two or three hands went up. Lack was puzzled. Back home in the UK, peanut allergy had fast become one of the most common...
More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

As companies develop ever more types of technology to find and remove content in different ways, there becomes an expectation they should use it. Can moderate implies ought to moderate. After all, once a tool has been put into use, it’s hard to put it back in the box....