How the web became a sexists paradise

Princeton's results do not just prove datasets are polluted with prejudices and assumptions, but the algorithms currently being used for researchers are reproducing human's worst values - racism and assumption.

'We replicate these using a widely used, purely statistical machine-learning model—namely, the Glo Ve word embedding—trained on a corpus of text from the Web,' reads the study that has yet to be published.

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In her complaint to the police, she has reportedly said that “a few individuals have threatened to kill, rape and assault” her on Twitter.

She also added that "there are aspersions cast on my character as well as a chronic steam of vulgar references and innuendoes even about my mother".

And were given the same results as the first word task (credit: Princeton University/Bath University)Flowers were linked to being 'pleasant' and insects to be 'unpleasant', but the algorithm also associated white-sounding names like Emily and Matt with words deemed 'pleasant', while black-sounding ones, such as Ebony and Jamal', were associated with 'unpleasant' ones.

Princeton's results do not just prove datasets are polluted with prejudices and assumptions, but the algorithms currently being used for researchers are reproducing human's worst values - racism and assumption.'We can learn that 'prejudice is bad', that 'women used to be trapped in their homes and men in their careers, but now gender doesn't necessarily determine family role' and so forth,' writes the researchers.'If AI is not built in a similar way, then it would be possible for prejudice absorbed by machine learning to have a much greater negative impact than when prejudice is absorbed in the same way by children.' Princeton's results do not just prove datasets are polluted with prejudices and assumptions, but the algorithms currently being used for researchers are reproducing human's worst values - racism and assumption.

Some people of the world have experienced this firsthand, with Microsoft's racist chat bot Tay (pictured)Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.

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