AI systems heavily rely on vast datasets to learn patterns and make predictions. Unfortunately, historical data is often plagued with biases and have elements of systemic racism baked within.

Facial recognition and biased data practices exist across multiple sectors. Algorithms and other technology can take on the flawed assumptions and biases inherent in society.

Microsoft announced that it improved the ability of its facial recognition technology to recognize men and women with dark skin by up to 20 times.