Experts: To Solve AI’s Bias Problem, Hire Fewer White Men

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'If you can think of a problem, there’s likely a researcher somewhere trying to develop an artificial intelligence to solve it. But while AIs themselves have grown more diverse in recent years, the researchers creating the systems haven’t.

According to a new report out of New York University’s AI Now Institute, the AI industry is still dominated by white men — and this “diversity crisis” is partially to blame for the biased AIs we’re seeing crop up around the globe.

“To date, the diversity problems of the AI industry and the issues of bias in the systems it builds have tended to be considered separately,” the researchers wrote. “But we suggest that these are two versions of the same problem: issues of discrimination in the workforce and in system building are deeply intertwined.”'

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... that can't be solved by impugning/attacking anyone white and male!

Except possibly total ignorance.

Clearly these folks gots ZERO idear about AI. I mean, zilch. AI is garbage in, garbage out. The output is only as good as the input. Additionally, the data in drives the data out. If you hand an AI program X data you will get X' data out -- not Y'. AI doesn't lie. Now, a program can have bugs or be designed based on flawed analysis. But these factors are hardly driven by race and sex but rather logic and reasoning. Further the kind of logic and reasoning used doesn't care a whit about skin color or sex.

If you don't like the output, ignore it. Computers have no feelings. They don't care. But for God's sake, don't be an ignoramus.

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