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Software algorithm may have discriminated student: council


Software designed to stop students cheating while taking exams at home during the coronavirus lockdown may be using discriminatory algorithms, the Dutch human rights council has said in a preliminary ruling. The case was taken to the council by VU master’s student Robin Pocornie who said she had faced discrimination because the proctoring software did not recognize her when she tried to log in, possibly because of her black skin. The council has given the the university 10 weeks to prove that the software was not discriminatory.


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