Microsoft’s Nadella says ‘AI must guard against bias’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, shown here at the company’s shareholder meeting in December 2015.(Photo: Stephen Brashear, Getty Images) Satya Nadella is a believer in the vast promise of artificial intelligence. But the Microsoft CEO says humans and machines need to work together to solve the world’s great societal challenges, including issues of diversity and inequality. And responsibility is in the hands of the designers. “Ultimately, it’s not going to be about human vs. machine,” Nadella wrote in a piece on Slate later reposted to LinkedIn, the professional networking service Microsoft is buying. “We humans have creativity, empathy, emotion, physicality, and insight that can then be mixed with powerful A.I. computation—the ability to reason over large amounts of data and do pattern recognition more quickly—to help move society forward.” Nadella’s remarks come as the…


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