#GAReads | This Breakthrough Tool Detects Racism And Sexism In Software
…what if we could test these algorithms methodically enough from afar to sniff out inherent prejudices? That’s the idea behind Themis. It’s a freely available bit of code that can mimic the process of entering thousands of loan applications or criminal records into a given website or app. By changing specific variables methodically–whether it be race, gender, or something far more abstract–it can spot patterns of prejudice in any web form.