Spellcheck for Bias receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

We’re excited to be recognized with our partners NBC Universal and USC Viterbi School of Engineering for Spellcheck for Bias. The media and entertainment category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors movies, books, videos, and other projects that expose issues or create actionable change.

Spellcheck for Bias, a collaboration between the Geena Davis Institute and the University of Southern California’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL), analyzes film and television scripts, manuscripts, and advertising briefs to create a breakdown of characters and dialogue.

By using Spellcheck for Bias to flag stereotypes, tropes and casting opportunities pertaining to Latino characters, NBC Universal was able to make adjustments to 20 percent of the scripts it tested during the tool’s pilot phase over the past year.

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