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UNMASKING AI My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines

by | Read by Joy Buolamwini

Contemporary Culture • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Dr. Joy Buolamwini carefully narrates this hybrid memoir detailing her groundbreaking research on AI software discrimination. Labeling the phenomenon she uncovered as "the coded gaze," she explains how predominantly white male computer programmers have subconsciously established bias in algorithmic decision making. As an activist, Buolamwini warns that some systems claim they can predict sexual orientation, political affiliation, intelligence, or the likelihood of committing a crime--all based solely on facial features. But the systems are often flawed; for example, at one point the software didn't recognize the author, who is Black, until she donned a white face mask. Buolamwini advances her proof of AI bias methodically. Her youthful voice and strong content make for a provocative debut. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593821930 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593821947 $85.50

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