Google Brain notes that AI ‘humanist thinking’ can’t be achieved without diversity

A lack of diversity in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science research is limiting the breadth of experience needed to devise ‘humanistic thinking’, according to the Head of Google Brain.Via Shutterstock Google Brain is a group at Google that focuses on ‘deep learning’, which involves a deep neutral network to leverage massive amounts of data to solve task. These tasks were previously beyond the reach of machine learning. Jeff Dean, Head of Google Brain, fears that because computer labs only staff computer scientists, that a single world view could take shape from this bias. He believes that this could impede the development of news ways of thinking. Writing on Reddit AMA last week Dean said: “I am personally not worried about an AI apocalypse, as I consider that a completely…


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