Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses

Date: August 8, 2017 Published by

  • But as the algorithms learn and adapt from their original coding, they become more opaque and less predictable.
  • In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for risk assessment was biased against black prisoners.
  • It has led to a decade-long AI arms race in which the UK government is offering six-figure salaries to computer scientists.
  • Last year, according to global management consultant McKinsey, tech companies spent somewhere between $20bn and $30bn on AI, mostly in research and development.
  • If the underlying data reflects stereotypes, or if you train AI from human culture, you will find these things,” Bryson says.