Google Working Against Bias in AI

The company which is currently facing a lawsuit about age-related discrimination in its hiring practices is working to keep AI safe from bias. “Garbage in, garbage out — that’s always been a rule of computing, and machine learning systems are no exception. These elementary AIs only know what we tell them, and if that data carries a bias of any kind, so too will the system trained on it. Google is looking to avoid such awkward and potentially serious situations systematically with a method it calls ‘Equality of Opportunity.'”

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