Sexist and racist AI can result in wrongful arrests, fewer job opportunities or even death. Now, more are taking notice

//Sexist and racist AI can result in wrongful arrests, fewer job opportunities or even death. Now, more are taking notice

Sexist and racist AI can result in wrongful arrests, fewer job opportunities or even death. Now, more are taking notice

Three years ago, while testing an artificial intelligence model for automatically labelling images from the web, Jieyu Zhao spotted a trend: it repeatedly associated images of people in kitchens with women, even when they showed men.Suspecting social biases might play a part, Zhao, then a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, teamed up with several peers to investigate.Their findings, published in a 2017 paper, were shocking. Even though images used to train the model showed 33 per cent…

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