Housing discrimination goes high tech

Patrick Sisson

Curbed

Dec 17, 2019

When assessing tenant application data, AI algorithms may reject applicants based on unintended connections between data sets; living in a low-income neighborhood may be correlated with an inability to pay rent, for instance. While some algorithms make finding a home easier, they come with a slew of unconscious biases that tends to favor certain demographics over others in evaluating tenants and potential owners.AI bias continues to be a significant threat to communities of color, and the real estate industry is no exception.

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