Technology & Bias Spreading It And Stopping It
The provided materials cover a wide range of topics related to bias and strategies for addressing it. The first piece delves into the definition of bias as an unfair treatment or policy based on prejudice, and its implications in the realms of employment and public services. Another item explores Elimination of Bias Requirement, which encourages lawyers to confront and overcome their own biases in order to combat systemic discrimination. A third piece distinguishes between conscious and unconscious biases, highlighting the prevalence and potential negative impact of the latter. The fourth material focuses on the role of artificial intelligence in either perpetuating or mitigating bias in a variety of domains, including language, hiring, and evaluation. Finally, an additional resource emphasizes the potential for bias to arise when technology is not utilized, particularly in the context of age discrimination.
AGENDA: 67 Minutes
5-15 minutes: Overview of the provided materials on bias and combating it
10-25 minutes: The first section, which defines bias as an unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice, which can manifest in employment and public services
25-40 minutes: The second section, which discusses the goal of Elimination of Bias Requirement and aims to get lawyers to recognize and fight against their own internalized biases that may contribute towards systemic discrimination
40-50 minutes: The next section, which distinguishes between conscious and unconscious biases, with the latter being more prevalent and often incompatible with one’s conscious values
50-60 minutes: The fourth section, which covers the role of artificial intelligence in perpetuating or preventing bias in various domains, such as language, recruitment, and assessment
60-67 minutes: The fifth section, which highlights the bias that can occur from not using technology, particularly in the case of age discrimination.