As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our lives, algorithms play a significant role in shaping our experiences. From search engine results to social media feeds, algorithms curate content tailored to individual preferences. However, this seemingly personalized experience is not always free from bias.
Imagine an AfrosInTech member, Maya, who notices that online job advertisements predominantly showcase opportunities in certain industries. After researching further, she discovers that algorithms are often responsible for this bias, unintentionally reinforcing stereotypes and limiting opportunities.