White House preps “policy roadmap” on regulating artificial intelligence

Last year, a Harvard Business School study found that people with traditionally African-American names had a more difficult time securing an Airbnb rental than those with “white” names. And after several reports emerged from Airbnb guests and hosts who had experienced discrimination, Airbnb faced accusations that it enabled racism. The company hired Laura Murphy, the former head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington, D.C. legislative office, to review its policies. Today, it released the resulting report, which details the company’s efforts toward inclusion. They are: 1. If a guest feels they have been discriminated against, starting October 1, Airbnb will help him or her find a comparable listing on Airbnb or, if one is not available, will help find accommodations elsewhere. 2. Airbnb plans to create new tools for…


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