Technologists warn of discrimination in artificial intelligence systems

Artificial Intelligence (II) has changed our daily lives, but technologists have warned Congress this week that there could be discrimination, with unintended consequences for millions of Americans.

“AI is becoming an integral part of our daily lives,” said Miriam Vogel, president and CEO of EqualAI. We think that each touch point is an opportunity to identify and eliminate harmful deficiencies.

Discrimination in AI systems can be harmful, especially in financial services.

“For example, in the United States, if you are fed up with information about who previously got a mortgage and asked the computer to make similar decisions in the future, you will get AI that lends more to whites than people of color. ”Said Meredith Brucard, associate professor at New York University.

He said II systems should be monitored regularly to better identify potential discriminators.

He said the AI ​​should be monitored for any human process and some defects Bruceord.

Witnesses who testified before the House panel urged members of Congress to create an ethical framework to ensure that their systems are fair and transparent.

“There are currently no standards for testing II systems,” said Meg King, director of the Wilson Center.

“The more we know about the database, the safer it is as a society,” he said.

The White House Science and Technology Policy Office is preparing a draft law to protect people from IIA damage.

Leave a Comment