Who Trained Your A.I.?

Artificial intelligence systems are only as good as the data used to teach them. A lot of that data is old and biased—and quietly shaping our future.

The problem with artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to get too smart and take over the world, as Elon Musk likes to warn. The problem, rather, is that A.I. is too dumb and kind of already has.

Artificial-intelligence software, which automates decision-making, is used by judges to help inform criminal sentencing. It’s used by Google to surface the address of your favorite pharmacy when you type “pharmacy” into your smartphone. Hospitals use A.I. to design treatment plans, and the Associated Press uses it pen articles about minor league sports.

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Charlotte Marek

Charlotte takes great interest in new technologies and the startup world and believes that with the right innovations we can change the world we live in for the best. She is also greatly interested in the publishing sector. She speaks French, English, Spanish, studies Italian and has had the opportunity to work in various countries over the last few years.