Bias

Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that is closed-minded, prejudicial, or unfair. Biases can be innate or learned. People may develop biases for or against an individual, a group, or a belief. In science and engineering, a bias is a systematic error. Statistical bias results from an unfair sampling of a population, or from an estimation process that does not give accurate results on average.

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To reduce ‘reputational bias,’ NIH may revamp how grant proposals are scored

Is 'fear' driving bias in environmental scholarship?

Why do we procrastinate? A recent study suggests a cognitive bias may be a cause: we believe doing tasks in the future will somehow be easier than doing them now. Setting reminders and envisioning your future self may help.

False Consensus Effect - A potent cognitive bias that causes people to view their own behavioral choices, thoughts, and beliefs as common and appropriate to their current circumstances. It can be considered a form of social projection that individuals partake in to try and make sense of the world.

Meet the Medical Student Challenging Racial Bias with TikTok

Male gender bias deters men from some career paths

The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon (Frequency Illusion) – A cognitive bias wherein, upon noticing or learning about something, an individual finds that it frequently emerges in the ensuing days, months, or years. Written by Matthias Laroche (Clinical Neuropsychiatry (MSc) from King's College London)

Managers exhibiting bias based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation

AI diversity scoring system could help root out algorithmic bias

Cultural Bias Distorts the Search for Alien Life

Implicit bias and concern about appearing racist predict teachers' reluctance to discuss race and racism in the classroom

Gender bias in search algorithms has effect on users, new study finds

AI Machine-Learning: In Bias We Trust?

'Fair' AI could help redress bias against Black US homebuyers

How Bias Can Creep into Health Care Algorithms and Data

Algorithm predicts crime a week in advance, but reveals bias in police response

Researchers discover solutions to gender bias in autism diagnoses

Words matter: How to reduce gender bias with word choice

Machine learning models: In bias we trust?

How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars