November 11, 2019 / 6:29 PM / a month ago

Factbox: Apple Card and six other tech tools accused of gender bias

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From recruitment software that favors male applicants to facial recognition technology that fails to recognize transgender people, a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) programmes have been accused of holding human gender bias.

Apple became the latest tech giant to face criticism last week when customers of its new credit card service, including company co-founder Steve Wozniak, said it appeared to give men higher credit limits than women.

Here are six other tech tools that have been accused of gender discrimination:

(Sources: Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University)

Reporting by Umberto Bacchi @UmbertoBacchi, Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org

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