CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAVE A BIAS? RENOWNED SCIENTIST AGREES, BUT SAYS WE NEED NOT FEAR AI

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CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAVE A BIAS? RENOWNED SCIENTIST AGREES, BUT SAYS WE NEED NOT FEAR AI

https://www.wsj.com/articles/artificial-intelligencewith-very-real-biases-1508252717
Artificial Intelligence—With Very Real Biases
According to AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford, digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours–Wall Street Journal
Kate Crawford is correct in “her assessment of AI systems that are being “trained” in the nuance of human decision making. She is so correct in explaining how it is not at all unexpected that machine bias exists in a world that is steeped in human bias.”–Bruce Grey Tedesco

Bruce Grey Tedesco believes as others in his field that we are in a new economic era and artificial intelligence is critical in the global competitive arena.

Data Science Analyst Bruce Grey Tedesco, Chief Information Officer: BGT Data Science, Chicago, IL, Fmr. Global Chief Science Officer Ipsos, Paris France

Talking Points:
Are the robots taking over? This is the question that is most often asked. Answering this same question, Andrew Ng the preeminent AI Scientist from Stanford and Google, replied “Fearing the rise of killer robots is like worrying about the overpopulation on Mars”. While perhaps not specifically addressing the current question, we now have a proper orientation for a discussion. Fear of AI is not the issue in any version of our near future. While advances in AI are remarkable, the creation of sentient machines is not settled science.

Should we be afraid of losing our jobs to AI? This is tied for number 1 as the most often question asked when people find that I work with Artificial Intelligence. Just as in past industrial revolutions, -copying books by hand was replaced by the printing press, -hand stitching gave way to sewing machines, and -communication by land mail has evolved into the myriad of digital chooses of communicating from email, text, Instagram, etc., there is every reason to believe that the technology and machine revolution will see an extraordinary expansion for jobs. Let’s embrace the this opportunity and create an education system that enables that next generations to learn how to be fully technically literate. Let’s feel strong about a new more productive world.

Should AI be regulated? When we discuss this most reasonable question, the first thing that I think of is: “do we really want to have the Government involved in such a complex and important aspect of life as artificial intelligence?”. So, the answer is of course —no. Now, regulation is a serious topic; there is a need to do no harm, protect the society, and keep the business climate of our country growth oriented— as Satya Nadaella, CEO of Microsoft, states, “we need to have a growth mind set”. Perhaps the best response to regulation will be a combination of business awareness, consumer focus, and a safety net approach by government. We can be safe in a machine society.