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Stanford Researchers Found 'Significant Disparities' When Asking AI Chatbots For Advice Using Names 'Associated With Black Women'

One of the major flaws of artificial intelligence (AI) is that it can reinforce racial bias. As CNN reported, the technology is based on data fed by humans, which can mean the data can be racist and biased. “Remember: AI is just software that learns by example,” Reid Blackman, author of the book, “Ethical Machines,” told CNN. “So if you give it examples that contain or reflect certain kinds of biases or discriminatory attitudes … you’re going to get outputs that resemble that.” The impact of its racial bias continues to disproportionately affect the Black community , including when it comes to resume screening. “And many employers now use AI-driven tools to interview and screen job seekers, many of which pose enormous risks for discrimination against people with disabilities and other protected groups,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote in a 2021 report on how AI can worsen racial and economic inequities. Now, a recent research paper has shown another area where AI...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 11, 2024

Generative Artificial Intelligence Could Increase The Racial Wealth Gap By $43B, Report Says

Two things can be true at once. For instance, artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to advancement, but it could also lead to regression.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 20, 2023

Ice-T Thinks Saying 'No' To AI Would Be Selfish Of Him — ‘A Future AI Version Of Me Would Be Better Than Me’

Ice-T has confirmed that he’s not completely against the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the entertainment industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 19, 2023

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Says He's On A Mission For Congress To Help Eliminate Racial Bias In AI

From the looks of the current state of artificial intelligence (AI), it’s not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. It’s for this reason that people have been sharing statistics on how harmful its bias can be. According to a 2021 report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), AI tools — built by humans — have been found to worsen discriminatory practices against marginalized groups such as housing discrimination.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 16, 2023

The PGA Tour Receives Backlash For Its AI-Generated Images Of Golfers Of Color

The PGA Tour is being questioned for negligence with its use of artificial intelligence (AI). In a TikTok video, AI ethicist Paige Lord shared AI-generated images of golfers Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa that have raised concerns. “Here we have two players of color who are portrayed in environments that are very different than all of the other environments,” Lord said in the video. @thepaigelord Was there bias in the @PGATOUR AI headshots? #ai #pga #golf #pgatour #aiethics #algorithmicbias #reaponsibleai #ml #aiml #greenscreen ♬ original sound – Paige Lord

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 11, 2023

Airbnb Appoints Google's James Manyika To Its Board Of Directors To Transform The Platform With AI

Airbnb has plans to transform its platform with the help of its new appointment. On Sept. 11, Airbnb announced that James Manyika, Google’s s enior vice president of research, technology, and society, has joined its board of directors, according to a press release. Additionally, he is set to chair the board’s Stakeholder Committee.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 12, 2023

You May No Longer Have To Attend Meetings That Could've Been An Email With Google's New AI Tool For Meet

Constantly having back-to-back meetings can make it a challenge to complete tasks during the workday. Google Meet is working to play a role in resolving this issue.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 29, 2023

LL Cool J Believes That AI Will Become A Problem If People Are Afraid Of The Tool

Ahead of Hip-Hop’s 50th birthday on Aug. 11, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells threw the genre a celebration packed with unforgettable moments. Hosted on Aug. 5 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, the Rock The Bells Festival’s lineup included Hip-Hop pioneers such as Queen Latifah, who brought out surprise guests Naughty By Nature, Big Boi, Remy Ma, and more. Another performer who hit the stage was Swizz Beatz and friends — one of them being Beanie Sigel.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 8, 2023

Lil Wayne Isn't Sold On Artificial Intelligence  — 'I Would Love To See That Thing Try To Duplicate This'

For Lil Wayne, talent speaks for itself, and he believes his craft cannot be duplicated by artificial intelligence (AI).

Shanique Yates

Aug 4, 2023

New York City's MTA Cracks Down On Fare Evasion By Using AI Surveillance Technology

New York City is cracking down on public transportation fare evasion.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 28, 2023

Beanie Sigel Says His Next Album Will Use Artificial Intelligence To Bring His Old Voice Back

Beanie Sigel has made it known that he’s not opposed to using artificial intelligence (AI) in his music.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 24, 2023

Whoopi Goldberg Says Her Will States That She Can’t Be Turned Into A Hologram After Her Passing

Whoopi Goldberg has made it very clear that she doesn’t want artificial intelligence (AI) continuing her legacy when she’s no longer here.

Shanique Yates

Jul 17, 2023

Black Woman Goes Viral After Using AI To Update Her LinkedIn Headshots

Mixed feelings have been swarming regarding the usage of artificial intelligence (AI).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 12, 2023

Master P Won't Sue Google For The Luther Vandross Mix-Up But Sends A Warning: 'Stop Letting AI Run Your Company'

Master P doesn’t find anything funny about Google’s mix-up between his likeness and that of the legendary Luther Vandross. As a matter of fact, he says technology may have something to do with it.

Shanique Yates

Jul 10, 2023

Newly-Released Book That Teaches Black Children About AI Makes 'Best Sellers' Lists On Amazon

This author isn’t skipping a beat on teaching young readers about what’s happening in the technology space.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 6, 2023