Friday, 9 September 2016

LinkedIn denies gender bias claim over site search

LinkedIn has denied that its search algorithm was biased towards implying male versions of female names in searches on its site.

Last week, a Seattle Times investigation revealed that LinkedIn’s search function seems to have a pretty pronounced gender bias.

A similar pattern holds for at least a dozen common American women’s names.

LinkedIn has upgraded its algorithm to avoid proposing alternate names.

BBC on Thursday reports that LinkedIn has updated its search function to avoid proposing any alternative names.

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