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Design bias, explained

Many machines contain racial bias in their design — and the consequences can be deadly. Here's how even technology is built with racial prejudice.

02/16/2021 1:26 PMupdated: 02/16/2021 1:50 PM

12 comments

  • Michael K.
    02/17/2021 17:22

    This isn’t racism, poor design and research yes... lazy engineering.. yes... inconsideration? Probably a little... but believe me nobody at these companies is trying to make a device to exclude anybody. Everyone’s money is green and the moment you follow the money you will really understand how things work in the world

  • Anirban D.
    02/17/2021 16:55

    Machine always against humanity. Who cares 🤣

  • Gulianna A.
    02/17/2021 12:31

    Kate Albert

  • Rhonda B.
    02/17/2021 01:27

    Your rascist

  • Naila N.
    02/16/2021 22:51

    I do not agree with this. It's just science behind the pulse oximeter. That doesn't mean that it was built on racial prejudice. We use same devices all over the world and as a doctor it's your job to make sure your patient is fine. A pulse oximeter would do the same with nail polished nails so should I think the device is built on Nail polish/Fashion/women prejudice? No! And for all those who would start trolling-I am a brown person with medical degree and work experience in Middle East. Stop being ridiculous and start working towards genuine issues.

  • Amaka D.
    02/16/2021 21:57

    My goodness! This one weak me oo🙆‍♀️

  • Patrick M.
    02/16/2021 18:47

    This is some garbage. Technology is racist....really?

  • Brut
    02/16/2021 17:27

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  • Joel B.
    02/16/2021 17:09

    Thanks so much for sharing this story!! For anyone that wants to read the study about disparities in Pulse Oximeters based on skin color, here's the link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2029240. I also talk about disparities in medicine on my TikTok (@joelbervell) and Instagram (@joelbervell)

  • Benjamin R.
    02/16/2021 14:51

    It measures in the nail beds where there’s not a huge difference with skin pigmentation. This is reaching a bit.

  • Tracy D.
    02/16/2021 14:18

    Oh.. My.. Gosh.. Over Reaching Much?... 😆

  • Mitchell G.
    02/16/2021 14:04

    Breaking news technology isn't perfect