Monday, February 6“Racism never sleeps.”

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Report: Popular AI program makes robots racist and sexist

If you were looking forward to the day when a robot could be your trusted companion or reliable sidekick, you may want to think twice. New research indicates robots can learn to be biased — that includes racial and gender. Research led by three major universities found that a robot programmed with a widely-used internet-based, artificial intelligence system was more likely to choose men over women and White people over people of color. It also made assumptions about a person’s occupation after glancing at people’s faces. The research indicated the robot learned to be prejudiced based on a popular model of AI that is being currently used on some robots. The researchers were scheduled to unveil the findings in their report last week. More about racist robots of the future can be fou...