Rise Against the Machines: Understanding Algorithmic Bias
Algorithms are not neutral but this does not mean they are not useful tools for research. In this workshop on algorithmic bias, student learn how algorithms can perpetuate bias and discrimination and how to critically evaluate their search results.
•Students will be introduced to the machine bias inherent in algorithmic decision making, with a focus on information systems.
•Students will discuss the effects of algorithm bias in order to articulate how some individuals or groups of individuals may be misrepresented or systematically marginalized in search engine results.
•Students will develop an attitude of informed skepticism in order to critically evaluate search results.
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
Stand-alone workshop; co-curricular workshop.