Stepping over the Brink into Artificial Intelligence
Keywords:Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence bias, A.I. ethics, Computer Intelligence, Computer decision-making, Machine-learning algorithms, GIGO, Garbage in, Garbage Out, Virtues, Input problem, COMPAS, Criminal Justice system, A.I. oversight
We live in a world where we are in transition, increasingly relinquishing
our decision-making process to computers, but are computers trustworthy
enough to make our decisions for us? Artificial Intelligence, which drives the
computing decision process, is a growing field in computing, but we must
understand how it works and the justice and ethical issues it faces in order
to ensure that decisions by current and future algorithms and A.I.s reflect
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