This innovation scares me in a number of ways. If white people programming artificial intelligence technology can’t even distinguish between black faces or can’t interpret expressions and emotions on black faces, how are they ever going to be able to correctly interpret our emotions or make a fair and objective assessment of the level of engagement of black and brown employees? It seems that this would add another level of systemic racism into an already jam-packed forest of m…
Rebecca Stevens A.
Meanwhile Black tech managers and leaders like me sitting at home twiddling our thumbs and trying to launch our own startups with “sweat equity" and no access to capital because we’re not a good “culture fit” and don’t have friends and family willing to risk hundreds of thousands of dollars on our “crazy" ideas.
So folks like me who trained at the highest levels to lead and develop ethical AI just have to sit on sidelines and watch while a bunch of white 20-something males (and a few token others) train digital machines to be just as ignorant, uninformed, and/or racist as they are.
What can I do? After 20 years, not much, apparently.