Can AI Artificial Intelligence Have a Bias?

With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, it makes me wonder, can such technology have a bias?

There have been some examples of when Artificial Intelligence has failed or even made incorrect decisions. It is due to the datasets that AI use to base their decisions, that are at the base of this problem.

One such example is how Siri or Alexa can not understand certain types of voices. Their recognition rate is actually lower with voices of individuals from color or other ethnic backgrounds. The vast majority of voices used in the dataset used in training Alexa is vastly make and white. This causes the AI system go actually have a bias based on the developers’ own biases.

We are at the advent of AI systems, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that AI systems developed have a complete dataset to learn from and base decisions.

I do believe that systems will get better with time.

The Future is Bright!

Julio

Published by Julio Sanchez

Julio Sanchez is a technologist dedicated to advancing business technology capability, through sound Agile delivery practices. Julio has dedicated his consulting and employment gigs to companies and government agencies, large and small, across North America. His attention to technology advances has fascinated him his entire life. "We are now at a point in time, when Civilization is at the doorstep of great advancements in many fields. All these will evolve to a much better world for all humanity. We are no longer reading about Science Fiction, but witnessing Science Fact! I can not wait to see how we evolve, and what the year 2050 looks like. I am certain that the planet will be a better place to live!" - Julio Sanchez

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