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Amid reckoning on police racism, algorithm bias in focus

Amid reckoning on police racism, algorithm bias in focus

Facial recognition technology is increasingly used in law enforcement, amid concerns that low accuracy for people of color could reinforce racial bias A wave of protests over law enforcement abuses has highlighted concerns over artificial intelligence programs like...

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Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar one of the bogeywomen of his campaign for re-election to...

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Trump hosts 4 July event at White House amid Covid-19 spike

Trump hosts 4 July event at White House amid Covid-19 spike

US President Donald Trump is hosting an event at the White House to mark 4 July, as the country reels from a surge in Covid-19 cases.The Independence Day gathering in Washington DC saw military flyovers, fireworks and a speech by Mr Trump.The guests include hundreds...

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‘Email from dad after his death made my birthday’

Natasha Salman's dad died in April and she was preparing for her first birthday without him when a glance at an old email inbox led to a thousand people sharing their stories of loss and compassion.Salman Waheed died on 24 April after living for five years with motor...

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Seattle protest: Two women seriously injured by car

Seattle protest: Two women seriously injured by car

Two women have been seriously hurt after a car careered into a small group of protesters on a closed highway in Seattle, officials say.The car "drove through the closure and struck multiple pedestrians", a Washington State Patrol tweet said.One of the women reportedly...

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