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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Robots are really good at learning things like racism and bigotry


Despite our best efforts, we’re teaching AI the wrong lessons. Bias has crept into our machines and, unless we urge developers to change business as usual, it’s there to stay. We’ve asked the computers to try and see the world as humans do, and they’ve responded by showing the potential to be as racist and ignorant as we are. Don’t get me wrong, not all robots are bigots; but the existence of the ones that are is an area for concern. Tay, the Microsoft bot who learned to hate Jewish people and spew racial epithets, was the victim of its…

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