Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D.

Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D.

 

About Safiya

In the Fall of 2017, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble will join the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is the co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute…   Read more

Safiya Umoja Noble

Is Pokémon Go racist? How the app may be redlining communities of color

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Google and the Misinformed Public

By Safiya U. Noble JANUARY 15, 2017 Digital media platforms like Google and Facebook may disavow responsibility for the results of their algorithms, but they can have tremendous — and disturbing — social effects. Racist and sexist bias, misinformation, and profiling...
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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Society: The Next Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century

This month, the United Nations will issue an investigative report on internet access in its ongoing commitment to arguing for free expression, particularly within the digital, as human right. I'm developing enhanced frameworks for thinking about the role of digital...
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2014 DigitalUndivided Conference at CUNY Graduate School – #Focus100

Today was an amazing day of meeting and hearing from African Americans in technology at Focus100 presented by DigitalUndivided. If you aren’t familiar with this conference, you can see the lineup of speakers. The morning started with Maxine Williams, the Global Head...
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Google and the Misinformed Public

By Safiya U. Noble JANUARY 15, 2017 Digital media platforms like Google and Facebook may disavow responsibility for the results of their algorithms, but they can have tremendous — and disturbing — social effects. Racist and sexist bias, misinformation, and profiling...
Read More

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Society: The Next Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century

This month, the United Nations will issue an investigative report on internet access in its ongoing commitment to arguing for free expression, particularly within the digital, as human right. I'm developing enhanced frameworks for thinking about the role of digital...
Read More

2014 DigitalUndivided Conference at CUNY Graduate School – #Focus100

Today was an amazing day of meeting and hearing from African Americans in technology at Focus100 presented by DigitalUndivided. If you aren’t familiar with this conference, you can see the lineup of speakers. The morning started with Maxine Williams, the Global Head...
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“Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say About Women” (Spring 2012)

Here is an article I recently wrote for Bitch Magazine, which details the ways in which commercial search engines serve up problematic representations of women on the web. This work could be considered a the public press version of research I have been engaged in for...
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Google and the Misinformed Public

By Safiya U. Noble JANUARY 15, 2017 Digital media platforms like Google and Facebook may disavow responsibility for the results of their algorithms, but they can have tremendous — and disturbing — social effects. Racist and sexist bias, misinformation, and profiling...
Read More

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Society: The Next Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century

This month, the United Nations will issue an investigative report on internet access in its ongoing commitment to arguing for free expression, particularly within the digital, as human right. I'm developing enhanced frameworks for thinking about the role of digital...
Read More

Is Pokémon Go racist? How the app may be redlining communities of color

PokéStops in communities of color suggest unconscious digital redlining within the game. Source: Is Pokémon Go racist? How the app may be redlining communities of...
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Snapchat under fire for ‘yellowface’ filter

This is the second time Snapchat has been criticized for racially insensitive filters. Source: Snapchat under fire for 'yellowface'...
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The Internet May Be as Segregated as a City

New research traces the divides in people's paths around the web. Source: The Internet May Be as Segregated as a...
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