Picture a Scientist/ Search Engine Breakdown

(Season 48, Episode 6)

Series: Nova

Air Date: 2021-04-14

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Networks: PBS


Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But a growing group of researchers is exposing longstanding discrimination and making science more inclusive. Why does a widely used internet search engine deliver results that can be blatantly racist and sexist? Two leading information researchers investigate their discoveries of hidden biases in the search technology we rely on every day.

Guest Starts :

David Pogue