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Tackling bias in artificial intelligence (and in humans)

Biases in how humans make decisions are well documented. Some researchers have highlighted how judges’ decisions can be unconsciously influenced by their own personal characteristics, while employers have been shown to grant interviews at different rates to candidates with identical resumes but with names considered to reflect different racial groups. Humans are also prone to misapplying information.

The Opportunities The New Year Holds for Nonprofits

The beginning of a new year is usually, for me at least, a time of mixed emotions. I’m excited about the new experiences that wait around the corner, but fearful of the unknown that also lurks there. A new year by definition brings change, and that can be exciting, but it can also be scary. But this year I feel differently. As I grow… Read more »

Very exciting news: Evidence of an early projectile point technology in North America at the Gault Site in Central Texas – research pushes back date of earliest North Americans in the Ice Age

The Gault archaeological site is an extensive, multicomponent site located in central Texas, United States, about 40 miles north of Austin. It bears evidence of almost continuous human occupation, starting at least 16,000 years ago—making it one of the few but growing number of archaeological sites in the Americas at which compelling evidence has been found for human occupation dating to before the appearance of the Clovis culture.

Men’s Clothing Donations Needed

Dear friends of Dress for Success San Antonio and Career Gear San Antonio,   Currently our Career Gear men’s closet is in dire need of professional attire! Subsequently, we humbly ask for your assistance in securing clothing donations for our male clients. We are especially low in smaller sizes. We also need men’s button down shirts, slacks, belts, dress socks (new) and men’s dress… Read more »

Using Story to Change Systems

Humans have always used stories to make sense out of our chaotic world. When our ancestors had to kill animals they felt were kindred spirits to survive, they created myths to help them come to terms with it. When they invented agriculture, they created myths that glorified graft and highlighted the seasonal nature of existence. When they began to settle, humans created myths imbuing cities with transcendence. As Yuval Noah Harari describes in his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, story went on to play a vital role in building all subsequent civilizations.