Fellow Visionaries

Unlike the casually dressed students milling around Berkeley, Calif. coffee shops on a rainy January afternoon, Shivang Dave, PlenOptika’s CEO and co-founder, wore a sports a blazer and tie. Dave was dressed to pitch a potential investor, then after that meeting, he would get on a red-eye to Boston,…

Fellow Visionaries

Understanding Bias in Algorithmic Design

In 2016, The Seattle Times uncovered an issue with a popular networking site’s search feature. When the investigative reporters entered female names into LinkedIn’s search bar, the site asked if they meant to search for similar sounding male names instead—“Stephen Williams” instead of “Stephanie Williams,” for example.…

Understanding Bias in Algorithmic Design