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Google AI Doesn't Like How Black People Talk :0

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
Understanding what makes something offensive or hurtful is difficult enough that many people can’t figure it out, let alone AI systems. And people of color are frequently left out of AI training sets. So it’s little surprise that Alphabet/Google -spawned Jigsaw manages to trip over both of these issues at once, flagging slang used by black Americans as toxic.

To be clear, the study was not specifically about evaluating the company’s hate speech detection algorithm, which has faced issues before. Instead it is cited as a contemporary attempt to computationally dissect speech and assign a “toxicity score” — and that it appears to fail in a way indicative of bias against black American speech patterns.
Scribd doc of study

OK, so it is an Alphabet subsidiary's algorithms, but it's almost exactly the same as the thread title.

This inability to understand languages in context will certainly delay the inevitable robot apocalypse. Or perhaps start it. Who knows? The point is that languages are hard, AI is even more autistic than people on the internet, and robots are dumb so it is fine that we smack them with hockey sticks. Or something like that.

Also, black lingo is hella rude but I guess it is racist to say that. Still, as Sorry to Bother You clearly showed us, a white voice will make black people more acceptable to everyone until the corporate giants create equisapiens. Wait... Google is a corporate giant. It all begins to make perfect sense, horse people versus the robot uprising means that the capitalists benefit from the power struggles that they manufactured!

I think I drifted off point somewhere.
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
Please change the title of your thread to something else. It's super flame bait currently.

EDIT: Thank you and carry on.
 
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Lord Kragan

The one and only Lord of Mutton Chops.
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Honestly, this is beyond hilarious. That sounds like the epithome of thin skin. And it's a machine!
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
Honestly, this is beyond hilarious. That sounds like the epithome of thin skin. And it's a machine!
Maybe hilarious. Maybe terrifying.

Society is moving more and more to automation, and this is the sort of thing that would lead security AI to, for example, task a camera system to track a minority because the statistics show that one group to be more likely to commit a crime. Essentially, it might take a subconscious bias or outright malice from human beings and make an integral part of the system.

Or you could have yet another example of something like the YouTube algorithm on a wider scale. Taking innocent speech as offensive and then serving up conspiracy theories or radical political theories base off of a false reading. Which might just have a lot of people wondering "how did I get here from X", but it only takes a few items of catered content to create real harm.

Sure, you can maintain human monitoring to some extent, but the knowledge that for the foreseeable future machine learning will be just as bad or worse than humans because they cannot handle context is worrying. Because nobody is looking to go away from the wonder machines, but is trying to rebuild society around them.
 

Inspector Hammer

I ♥ VIOLENCE
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So...does this mean that during the inevitable robot uprising, humanity will assign black people to act as codetalkers?

(Also, I really want to know what the original title of this thread was.)
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
So...does this mean that during the inevitable robot uprising, humanity will assign black people to act as codetalkers?
"Unit 771, report. Do the humans plan to attack?"
"It appears not, Unit 212. Their communications are very disrespectful and filled with slurs. They will almost certainly be attacking each other instead of concentrating their efforts on u-*boom!*"
 

Kinetic

Vivere est militare!
This inability to understand languages in context will certainly delay the inevitable robot apocalypse
The problem is easily solved by giving robots AK-74. You point it at the other guy and he immediately develops the ability to communicate in language you can understand. Usually Russian :)
 

Rufus Shinra

Well-known member
The problem is easily solved by giving robots AK-74. You point it at the other guy and he immediately develops the ability to communicate in language you can understand. Usually Russian :)
We have already designed an effective counter: the UN will officially rename the Korean DMZ "B". Usually, the next step after speaking Russian when given an AK-74 is to yell "Rush B", therefore the machine uprising will end in the biggest minefield ever set up and our Dear Leader will get his fifth Nobel Prize for Peace.
 

Balerion

Well-known member
We have already designed an effective counter: the UN will officially rename the Korean DMZ "B". Usually, the next step after speaking Russian when given an AK-74 is to yell "Rush B", therefore the machine uprising will end in the biggest minefield ever set up and our Dear Leader will get his fifth Nobel Prize for Peace.
And they all squat their way to the Korean DMZ
 

IndyFront

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See: has nothng to do with AI and everything the fuck to do with Google
 
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