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Hidden in White Sight
How AI Empowers and Deepens Systemic Racism

  • Available for pre-order on February 16, 2023. Item will ship after March 9, 2023
ISBN 9781032437620
March 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Chapman & Hall
296 Pages 6 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Artificial Intelligence was meant to be the great social equalizer that helps promote fairness by removing human bias from the equation, but is this true? Given that the policing and judicial systems can display human bias, this book explores how the technology they use can also reflect these prejudices.

From healthcare services to social scoring in exams, to applying for and getting loans, AI outcomes often restrict those most in need of these services. Through personal stories from an esteemed Black Data Scientist and AI expert, this book attempts to demystify the algorithmic black box.

AI pervades all aspects of modern society and affects everyone within it, yet its internal biases are rarely confronted. This book advises readers on what they can do to fight against it, including the introduction of a proposed AI Bill of Rights, whilst also providing specific recommendations for AI developers and technologists.

Table of Contents


How AI Empowers and Deepens Systemic Racism

Preface *

Introduction *

Chapter 1: Listening Ears *

Chapter 2: The Racist Algorithm *

Chapter 3: The American Dream *

Chapter 4: AI Gone Wild *

Chapter 5: An Enduring Legacy *

Chapter 6: Our Authentic Selves *

Chapter 7: Mass Unemployment *

Chapter 8: Medically Induced Trauma *

Chapter 9: Colored Ads *

Chapter 10: Weapons of Mass Destruction *

Chapter 11: Designers’ Dilemma *

Chapter 12: Corporate Choice *

Chapter 13: Algorithmic Justice *

Conclusion - How Can I Help? 323

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Calvin Lawrence is the IBM CTO Responsible and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, a Distinguished Engineer, and Member of IBM’s Corporate Artificial Intelligence Ethics Board & IBM’s Academy of Technology.


"An excellent book…is every day life, practical, visionary, and opens unique thoughts and ways to solving pervasive daily problems."

--Antonio Smith Sr., Technologist, Serial Entrepreneur, Leader, Author, Inventor, Mentor, Activist