AI that learnt from the web became racist

The robot that became racist: AI that learnt from the web finds white-sounding names ‘pleasant’ and black-sounding names ‘unpleasant’Researcher gave AI that learns from online text word associate tasksPrompted it to link certain words with ones that are pleasant or unpleasantThen gave AI a list of white and black-sounding names for the same taskLinked  black-sounding names, like Ebony and Jamal,  with unpleasant words and white-sounding ones, like Emily and Matt, with pleasant onesBy Stacy Liberatore For Published: 23:11, 26 August 2016 | Updated: 01:13, 27 August 2016 Humans look to the power of machine learning to make better and more effective decisions.However, it seems that some algorithms are learning more than just how to recognize patterns – they are being taught how to be as biased as the humans they…

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