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  • Can an AI be racist?
  • Can an AI be racist?
    Sebastiaan ter Burg, Creative Commons (2017) ©

How tackling human biases can make AI more inclusive

Over 70% of people fear AI in some way, with 24% worried it will take over the world. Canvas8 spoke to Tom Chatfield, author of Critical Thinking, to find out how we can create AI that won’t jeopardise our liberty, and to understand how human biases influence machine programming.

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In 2018, AI is already affecting people’s lives, from giving them health advice to helping them to quickly secure a loan. It can even help people find a job; recruitment firm PeopleStrong has launched a product called AltRecruit, which uses machine learning to match potential candidates with a suitable role. [1] The company claims that it gets the best matches due to AI’s ability to sift through data without bias – but are machines always impartial?

According to writer and tech philosopher Tom Chatfield, as AI’s capabilities grow, programmers must be responsible ...



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