I’m experimenting with building generative AI tools for reporters and editors.
Amazon opens most of its warehouses in neighborhoods with a disproportionately high number of people of color and low-income residents, bringing safety hazards, quality of life issues like potholes, clogged roads and noise, and airborne pollutants. This data-driven project was co-published with The Guardian.
Tenant screening reports can make it really hard to find a decent apartment if you have certain criminal records, or if you’ve had an eviction filed against you, even if you won your eviction case or it was withdrawn. Black and Latinx renters are disproportionately likely to have those poisonous records.
Automated captions on platforms like YouTube or Zoom often fall short, raising hurdles for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our in-depth testing found that they systematically perform worse for people whose first language isn’t English, even if they’re fluent.
Several major auto insurers charge more to drivers with less education or lower-paying jobs. Sometimes it’s hundreds of dollars more a year, our experiment found. Systemic racism and economic inequality mean these disparities stand to hit drivers of color hardest.
Marketers regularly use Facebook to promote dangerous or illegal supplements. In some cases, we found, theyially harmful ads directly at vulnerable populations, such as people searching for information about diabetes, or at young students interested in the STEM field.