For more proof algorithms can be biased, look no further than cute puppies

Algorithms are unseen forces that dictate much of our life on the internet: Google search results,what we see on Facebook, and even spam filtering in email. And these algorithms are getting smarter thanks to improving artificial intelligence. To do so, they need to learn from more and more information. More often than not, the data these machines learn from comes from humans; Google’s algorithms, for example, learn to recognize speech by listening to tons of Google voice searches performed by humans. AI researchers need to be careful that these data accurately reflect the real word—because, like humans, algorithms can learn to be biased based on what information they get. Spare5, an AI training data service, recently learned this lesson in probably the most adorable way possible. Spare5 makes training data…


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