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Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for ‘Responsible A.I.’

For years, activists and academics have been raising concerns that facial analysis software that claims to be able to identify a person’s age, gender and emotional state can be biased, […]




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Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites

“The fact that this act of barbarism, this execution of innocent human beings, could be livestreamed on social media platforms and not taken down within a second says to me […]




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At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews

Joe Bruno, a former executive in the wealth management division of Wells Fargo, had long been troubled by the way his unit handled certain job interviews.For many open positions, employees […]




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Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege

Mr. Musk’s father, Errol Musk, said in an interview with The New York Times that Elon, his brother and sister were aware from a young age that there was something […]




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The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

Then the university called off its partnership with the flight school, making it difficult for Ms. Percy to get the pilot training she needed in time to graduate, so she […]




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Where State Farm Sees ‘a Lot of Fraud,’ Black Customers See Discrimination

She and nearly a dozen other Black and Muslim employees working nearby also received copies of an anonymous letter sent through the U.S. Postal Service, calling African American people “uneducated” […]




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Racial Turmoil Mars Signs of Progress at the U.S. Mint

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint celebrated a milestone this month when it announced the first shipment of a new batch of quarters bearing the image of the writer and […]




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Corporate Board Diversity Increased in 2021. Some Ask What Took So Long.

People pushing for greater diversity on boards say companies need to expand their searches beyond current and former senior business executives, and emphasize skills over title.“If you look around, everyone […]




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Group Backed by Top Companies Moves to Combat A.I. Bias in Hiring

Artificial intelligence software is increasingly used by human resources departments to screen résumés, conduct video interviews and assess a job seeker’s mental agility.Now, some of the largest corporations in America […]




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Sharing Hard-Won Money Lessons to Build Generational Wealth

Julien and Kiersten Saunders, creators of the blog Rich & Regular, go so far as to call “retirement” the “R word.” Gaining that independence is crucial now, they say, not […]