The Legal Risks Of Bias In Artificial Intelligence

By Patrick Huston and Lourdes Fuentes-Slater (May 27, 2020, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Artificial intelligence algorithms are designed by humans and work off of data. Both humans and historical data can be biased. It is, therefore, easy to see how bias can enter into an algorithm.

AI has now become commonplace in the digital world, so it is important to have a proactive approach to dealing with the consequences of AI, including algorithm bias. However, we should preface a discussion on AI bias by noting that bias is a byproduct — or consequence — of AI. Some consequences are intentional. Others are not.

While the word "bias" may carry a negative connotation, not all...

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