How Search Engines Show Their Bias: Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Princeton University, and Arwa Michelle Mboya, MIT


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By Aaron Nathans, Princeton University School of Engineering, and Applied Science. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today’s guests have written a study about the Google Search engine, and the subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways in which it shows its bias, and in many ways perpetuates tired old stereotypes. Orestis Papakyriakopoulos is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. His research showcases political issues and provides ideas, frameworks, and practical solutions towards just, inclusive and participatory algorithms. Arwa Michelle Mboya is a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab. She is a virtual reality programmer and researcher who investigates the socio-economic effects of enhanced imagination. 

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