An ethnographic interview with an AI

D'Arcy Nor, man, D'Arcy Norman Dot Net, Oct 06, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is a video of a presentation by Genevieve Bell from Intel at O’Reilly’s AI Conference. D'Arcy Norman comments, "I don’t think of AI as trying to invent an artificial human, but it’s extremely important to think about the cultural, moral, racial, and gender biases that get baked into code through histories of projects." We are reminded of Microsoft's attempt to create a chatbot that went terribly wrong. It's a dilemma. If you want society to get bnetter, your AIs have to do more than merely draw what they know from society. But 'guiding' these AIs then becomes a position of great responsibility, and who exactly is well-placed to take this on? Besides me, I mean.

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