Bias and prejudice remains a serious issue across many societies, take away human input and the result could be disastrous.
IBM is stepping in with a tool it calls ‘Fairness 360’ which scans for signs of bias in algorithms to recommend adjustments on how to correct them.
AIs already have a documented bias problem. It’s rarely intentional, but typically a result of their developers coming from the predominant part of each society.
Take facial recognition software, for example.
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DARPA shows it’s not just about creepy robots with a $2 billion funding announcement for various AI projects over the next five years.
The so-called ‘Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’ researches a range of innovative new technologies. Many of these advancements will have an impact beyond defence.
As such, DARPA’s funding initiative will be open to applications beyond the defence community. That means any AI project you’re involved with could be in the running to receive a nice cash boost.
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