AXIOS April 14, 2022
Russell Contreras

The Justice Department wants to help non-English speakers report crimes, and Defense Department is reviewing algorithmic bias in its Artificial Intelligence technology as part of the Biden administration’s broad effort to tackle inequality.

Driving the news: More than 90 federal agencies released their Equity Action Plans on Thursday that were ordered by President Biden during his first days in office.

  • All Cabinet-level agencies unveiled what senior Biden officials called “an ambitious equity and racial justice agenda” around labor, housing, the environment, health care, broadband, and law enforcement.

The big picture: With police reform and voting rights legislation stalled in Congress, the Biden administration’s executive actions are aimed at doing what it can to fulfill a promise to address systemic racism.

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