Like people, AI has to be taught not to discriminate

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

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.

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading

Subscribe Login

Independent journalism every day

With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want.

  • Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week.
  • Live blogs of major news events.
  • Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Michael Brennan, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider.
  • Access to The Business Post's extensive archive‚Äč.

Related Articles

More from The Business Post