Below is a guest blog post from Lerna Gray, editor of DevCount.com.
Is a robot racist?
This is one of the questions that has plagued AI enthusiasts, marketers and journalists and is continuing to brew some heat on some artificial intelligence applications.
And rightfully so. Take an example of this software that was used to predict future criminals. The software showed that a black person was more likely to be a criminal.
Interesting right? Well, it is one of the reasons that Ethical AI has become one of the major trending topics in AI applications today.
While some circles will approach it from the fact that we are losing a ton of jobs to a machine, some are worried that with the extent to which AI permeates society today, we might be giving away too much decision making power to a machine.
Incidents like the one mentioned above have catapulted Ethical AI to the top as one of the AI & ML trends in 2021.
That being said, machine morality is not by any chance a new topic. Data scientists have been debating and exploring the ethics surrounding AI for as long as AI has existed.
On the bright side though, it is hard to deny the extent to which AI has made life much easier for the ordinary person today. Ranging from its uses in drug discovery, fraud detection and transportation.
In this infographic, we’ll look at some of the other popular applications of AI today that are the center of attention of businesses and investors.
I hope that this infographic will give you a visual representation of the state of AI today so that you can get the feel of the extent to which AI is driving a lot of positive changes around us.
“On one hand, we will see a high tide for environmental concerns over carbon footprints of transformer models, increased scrutiny of personal data usage, and privacy concerns over computer vision facial recognition that will lead to congressional intervention.” Steve Meier, Co-founder KUNGFU.AI