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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.134

Algorithmic Justice in the Digital Age and Online African Stereotypes


  • Dr. Ji GUANGXU

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In the Internet era, People's Daily life is filled with "machine intelligence"". From household appliances and daily life to personalized user customization and news subscription, people are more and more dependent on tools, especially intelligent tools, compared with the past. This article investigated the output of built-in algorithm about africans impression of news and information analysis through Chinese Baidu search engine, found that the algorithm based on text content displayed on the screen ignored the multiple text rendering, formed a ""favored"" algorithm. Algorithm bias contributes to the tearing and polarization of public discourse and inevitably results in the chaos of ""free market of opinions"". It is necessary for us to reflect on the justice attribute of algorithm as technology on the basis of reviewing algorithm ethics.