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Re: If Western civilization does not die soon.....
« on: August 07, 2020, 12:07:19 am »
Who did not see this coming?

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/white-artificial-intelligence-risks-exacerbating-racial-inequality-study-suggests-12043491

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Researchers suggested machines have distinct racial identities and this perpetuates "real world" racial stereotypes.
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The experts analysed recent research from a range of fields, including Human-Computer Interaction and Critical Race Theory, to demonstrate that machines can be "racialised", and that this perpetuates "real world" racial biases.

This includes work on how robots are seen to have distinct racial identities, with black robots receiving more online abuse
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"People trust AI to make decisions. Cultural depictions foster the idea that AI is less fallible than humans."
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"In cases where these systems are racialised as white, that could have dangerous consequences for humans that are not," she said.

Aside from my opposition to AI altogether, I have warned specifically that present-day society is not on an ethical level anywhere near ready to develop AI safely. Even if (for the sake of argument) we insisted upon developing AI at some point, we should definitely not have begun to do so at least until we have totally eliminated racism (and for that matter all tribalism) from society. Otherwise almost guarantees that the AI (which by definition is allowed to learn by itself) will quickly learn it from society and replicate or even expand on its applications.

But when has Western civilization ever cared about making sure people are ethically ready for a new machine before inventing it?
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