Tuesday December 1, 2020

Like people, AI has to be taught not to discriminate

The recent Amazon recruiting debacle shows that, ultimately, artificial intelligence relies on its human creators for its values

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

14th October, 2018

After a pretty good run of news on the artificial intelligence (AI) front in recent weeks, the challenges in the area were highlighted by Amazon last week. That an AI system would be sexist, or in any way offensive, is obviously terrible but it should come as no surprise. The issue may be technical but it has little to do with technology. The problem is people.

Even AI that writes its own AI got its...

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