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Advances in the life sciences over the past decade have made it possible to manipulate genetic codes on the molecular level. Devices can see inside the human body with a level of precision that seemed unfathomable just a few years ago. And in a matter of months, researchers have created a multitude of vaccines for the novel coronavirus that has devastated the world.

Yet despite many amazing advancements, the artificial intelligence (AI) platforms that help enable many of these triumphs continue to show astonishing levels of bias.

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