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Racist Algorithms Are Making Robots Racist Too

Vice – Motherboard

By Janus Rose

July 11, 2022

There’s now a small library’s worth of evidence that AI systems are biased and tend to replicate harmful racist and sexist stereotypes. So it may not shock you to learn that those racist and sexist algorithms can be used to make racist and sexist robots.

That’s according to a new paper from researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Tech, who trained a virtual robot to interact with physical objects using a widely-used AI language model. The robot was presented with objects adorned with pictures of human faces of different races and genders, then given tasks to complete that involve manipulating the objects. 

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