Wednesday August 17, 2016

How We Trained AI To Be Sexist

Not only are all you men a bunch of sexist pigs, but the artificial intelligence created by men is sexist as well. All of you should be ashamed of yourselves. If only there was some way women could actually develop AI for themselves that wasn't sexist.

Until more people in computer science 'fess up to the problem of overly sexualized bots, we seem doomed to travel along the same rutted tracks of homogeneous design, with too few women involved in the development of our Siris, Amys, Cortanas and Alexas. That leaves the small teams at companies like Kasisto at the forefront, dragging AI into a more inclusive world. Here's hoping their colleagues at larger companies wake up and do the same.