Facebook failed to fix ad-targeting gender discrimination, study finds

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Two years ago, researchers at the University of Southern California published a study showing that Facebook’s algorithms could deliver job and housing ads to audiences skewed by race and gender. The methodology they used didn’t account for differences in the job qualifications of the targeted […]

When asked to fix something, we don’t even think of removing parts

As a society, we seem to have mixed feelings about whether it’s better to add or subtract things, advising both that “less is more” and “bigger is better.” But these contradictory views play out across multibillion-dollar industries, with people salivating over the latest features of their hardware and software before bemoaning that the added complexities make the product difficult to […]