“What individuals are represented in our data sets? Who gets left out or misrepresented?” asks Rediet Abebe. (Illustration Credit: Beatrice Jin)

Big Data: Gaps, Inequality, Biases

by J. Edward Anthony

In December 2017, Rediet Abebe was three years into her PhD and sitting atop a continent of data. A graduate student in Cornell Computing and Information Science, Abebe had spent the previous summer as an intern at Microsoft Research. She had used the opportunity to address what one of her collaborators there called a data gap. If you’re trying to design a public health campaign for…

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