Twitter aims to fight bias by examining its own machine learning algorithms

The company’s new Responsible ML initiative will make Twitter’s algorithms more transparent, will invite user feedback and give users more choice in how ML affects their experience.

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Recent pressure on social media companies to curb posts that present misinformation and foment unrest has resulted in Twitter taking the lead by launching a new initiative designed to root out problematic outcomes generated by its machine learning algorithms.

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Calling the project “Responsible ML,” Twitter’s Jutta Williams and Rumman Chowdhury said in a blog post that Twitter’s algorithms haven’t necessarily acted in ways it intended. “These subtle shifts can then…

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