Racism Runs Deep, Even Against Robots

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Period1 Oct 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleRacism Runs Deep, Even Against Robots
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletASME.org
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionWe’ve all heard the stories. Whether it’s taxi drivers refusing to pick up passengers in certain neighborhoods, store owners casting suspicion on particular customers, or landlords refusing to prospective renter’s based on their names, racial bias is an entrenched part of the human experience. It’s unfortunate, but it has almost always been a fact of life. It now looks like the human tendency to identify and stereotype along racial lines is expanding into the world of robotics.
    Producer/AuthorTim Sprinkle
    PersonsRobert Sparrow