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Majority of U.S. adults surveyed by Pew Research Center believe algorithmic programs will reflect bias of designers in 2018

U.S. Adults Who Believe Decision-Making Computer Programs Reflect Bias of Designers
2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from Pew Research Center’s Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms Survey of 4,594 U.S. adults last June 2018
Proof Point Findings:
  • Algorithmic Decision-Making Programs – Technologies using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze data and complex analytics to make decisions without human intervention
  • Overall Bias Concern – 58% of respondents in Pew Research survey believe automated decision-making computer programs will reflect designers' bias in 2018
  • Generational Differences – More members of older age groups are concerned that algorithmic programs reflect their designers' bias compared to younger cohorts
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing industry adoption of AI technologies to automate processes, accelerating sophistication of AI-based applications, and growing consciousness and aversion toward discriminating business practices
Business Model and Practices: Data, Interfaces and Algorithms

Date Last Updated: December 3, 2018

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