It is safe to say that the modern business world can only exist through its use of various technologies, both simple and advanced. Digital technology has become near-inseparable from business, with organisations across the globe relying on it to run operations smoothly, recruit talent, provide a good employee experience, in addition to a multitude of other factors. 

Whilst these technologies are immensely useful and provide businesses with seemingly endless opportunities, the data and algorithms that run them can be prone to biases that lead to discrimination and inequality. Biases can exist everywhere, and the algorithms that help people to run their businesses are no exception. So, how do these biases affect people? What are the risks for businesses? And, how can we overcome them? 

RSM’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Candice Eaton Gaul, speaks with renowned mathematician, Dr Hannah Fry, about the role that mathematics, data, and algorithms play in accelerating societal biases. 

In this thought-provoking video, Candice and Hannah discuss: 

  • What data tells us about human behaviour. 
  • How mathematics can help us to reveal deep-seated biases. 
  • The consequences of unintended bias in algorithms. 
  • And much more…