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Male silence after #MeToo is teaching algorithms what being a man means

Tripti Lahiri
Male silence after #MeToo is teaching algorithms what being a man means

Machines judged a beauty contest last year and the winners, chosen from photographs women had submitted, were overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, a Microsoft chatbot went from wide-eyed naïf to misogynist Nazi sympathizer after just a day among trolls on Twitter. It’s clear that artificial intelligence can learn to be racist or sexist from human interactions. And…