Giving Compass’ Take:
· AI Now Institute founders Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker discuss how AI will change your life and the impact it will have on society.
· What are the biggest concerns with the expansion of artificial intelligence? How is AI expected to impact society as a whole?
Ask a layman about artificial intelligence and they might point to sci-fi villains such as HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey or the Terminator. But the co-founders of the AI Now Institute, Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford, want to change the conversation.
Instead of talking about far-flung super-intelligent AI, they argued on the latest episode of Recode Decode, we should be talking about the ways AI is affecting people right now, in everything from education to policing to hiring. Rather than killer robots, you should be concerned about what happens to your résumé when it hits a program like the one Amazon tried to build.
“They took two years to design, essentially, an AI automatic résumé scanner,” Crawford said. “And they found that it was so biased against any female applicant that if you even had the word ‘woman’ on your résumé that it went to the bottom of the pile.”
Read the full article about how AI will change your life by Eric Johnson at Recode.
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