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Senators urge health orgs to combat racial bias in AI algorithms

United States Senators Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, are urging the Trump administration and some of the nation’s biggest health insurers – Humana and Blue Cross among them – to be aware of potential racial bias in healthcare data algorithms. The letters were sent to leaders at the Centers for Medicare and… Read More »

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »