Unconscious bias is embedded within the media landscape, namely with a lack of diversity in imagery. Shutterstock is working to increase representation in its photos to better reflect the diversity of the world, awarding grants to artists from historically excluded or underrepresented communities.
Algorithms are part of our online lives, impacting everything from shopping decisions to viewing habits. But do we put too much faith in them? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Sachin Banker, assistant professor at the University of Utah, to understand whether people are overdependent on algorithms.
Large corporations often use hiring algorithms to screen CVs and identify potential candidates. But these algorithms inherit the biases of those who program them. Pushing back, an alliance is vowing to help identify and eliminate bias before it hampers people’s hiring chances.
While COVID-19 caused the overall rate of mental illness in the US to skyrocket, systemic factors mean that racial minorities have been especially hard-hit. So, how can healthcare providers and brands address the impact of racism on mental health in their marketing and outreach efforts?
Olay's #DecodetheBias campaign looks at how algorithmic bias is impacting beauty ideals and standards. With male-centric tech culture perpetuating racial biases within the beauty sector, the brand hopes its campaign will encourage more girls to tackle this by pursuing a career in STEM.