A.I. Systems Echo Biases They're Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/11/2019 18:39

Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technology.

Last fall, Google unveiled a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called BERT that changed the way scientists build systems that learn how people write and talk.

But BERT, which is now being deployed in services like Google’s internet search engine, has a problem: It could be picking up on biases in the way a child mimics the bad behavior of his parents.

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