Now, AI can detect racial, gender discrimination

Updated: few hours ago

Washington, Jul 11 (PTI) Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool for detecting unfair discrimination -- such as on the basis of race or gender.

Preventing unfair treatment of individuals on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity, for example, has been a long-standing concern of civilised societies.

However, detecting such discrimination resulting from decisions, whether by human decision makers or automated AI systems, can be extremely challenging.

"Artificial intelligence systems -- such as those involved in selecting candidates for a job or for admission to a university -- are trained on large amounts of data," said Vasant Honavar, a professor at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the US...