An existentialist AI

Google’s Talk to Books uses AI to search through over 150,000 books to answer your questions. I asked about the answer to life and got existentialist answers.

In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.

That, and 42. Was not disappointed.

Gender Bias in AI Models

IBM Research titles this article Mitigating Bias in AI Models, quite generic and laudable a goal, but the real story behind it is more interesting. Apparently, women, and particularly women of color, were underrepresented in facial recognition training models, leading to more errors. So, ultimately, it’s about bias in the training data.