Tackling bias in artificial intelligence
By CNBC Africa
27 July 2018 | 5:28 am
The rise of artificial intelligence is evident across various industries, it is also introduces new risks to society and is as prone to bias. Joining CNBC Africa is Joy Buolamwini, Founder of the Algorithmic Justice League on fighting bias in Artificial Intelligence.
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