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    Just when you thought the world could get no funnier this happens.




     




    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50365609




     




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    A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple's credit card offered different credit limits for men and women.




    It follows complaints - including from Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak - that algorithms used to set limits might be inherently biased against women.




     






    When even Steve Wozniak is complaining something must be wrong. 

     




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    But Mr Hansson, creator of the programming tool Ruby on Rails, said it highlights how algorithms, not just people, can discriminate. 




    US healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group is being investigated over claims an algorithm favoured white patients over black patients.




    Mr Hansson said in a tweet: "Apple Card is a sexist program. It does not matter what the intent of individual Apple reps are, it matters what THE ALGORITHM they've placed their complete faith in does. And what it does is discriminate."




    He said that as soon as he raised the issue his wife's credit limit was increased.






    This shows however there is a more serious side to things when a healthcare company is being investigated for racial discrimination.



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