Workshop on race and racism in science

Slides for my talk on racial bias in machine learning, AI, and data science, along with additional comments and links to other resources.

Joshua Loftus

Responsible research

This talk is part of a workshop at NYU organized in parallel with the usual kind of graduate training on ethics in research. Its organization began in response to the 2020 wave of protests which were part of the global Black Lives Matter social movement, and it is:

sponsored by the NYU Department of Psychology, the Department of Biology, and the Center for Neural Science.

It’s an honor and great responsibility to me to participate in such a necessary and worthwhile effort.

Slides for my own talk

Workshop page


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For attribution, please cite this work as

Loftus (2021, May 6). Neurath's Speedboat: Workshop on race and racism in science. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Loftus, Joshua},
  title = {Neurath's Speedboat: Workshop on race and racism in science},
  url = {},
  year = {2021}