Talk:2237: AI Hiring Algorithm

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Not sure this has to do with deepmind. Deep is a term used generally for recurrent neural networks. 19:34, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Agree. Maybe we should just mention that? 20:10, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
The origin of deep seems to be Deep Thought via Deep Blue. Yosei (talk) 22:20, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

I don't like how "our" font for the comic title made me think it said "Al Hiring Algorithm" (although now I do want to see that comic!) (the actual xkcd website's comic title is in large/small caps, so it is unambiguous.) Mathmannix (talk) 20:17, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

I first heard about this type of system existing a few weeks ago. 20:37, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

That's a big problem with AI as it's currently handled -- the AI's have to be trained, and the training is usually by feeding them lots of existing information, which means widespread errors and patterns of discrimination are inevitably going to color the AI's decisions, leading to feedback loops that favor existing discrimination. If feeding tons of books or case records or whatever to an AI, where say 95% of them were historically written by white males, one can expect an AI viewpoint that would lean towards what white men think. Garbage in, garbage out... amplified. -boB (talk) 21:29, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

So it's a slightly less stupid version of Roko's basilisk? -- Wasell (talk) 21:27, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Certainly the first thing I thought of. Maybe this page should link to 23:10, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
I think the paperclip-optimizing AI is a better comparison. -- Bobson (talk) 05:36, 5 December 2019 (UTC)