AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse
The Hechinger Report
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Kids from black and Latino communities — who are often already on the wrong side of the digital divide — will face greater inequalities if we go too far toward digitizing education without considering how to check the inherent biases of the (mostly white) developers who create AI systems. Related: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South. But the designers and implementers of these assessment tools didn’t consider how the racism and inequality rife in U.S.