AI is fun when it eats horror movies and churns out Netflix’s
Take Google Docs’ new
It may also suggest more inclusive language, while flagging words that could be deemed inappropriate.
That’s cool, in theory…
… but many users have found the suggestions to be, well, a little weird.
And while it suggested “property owner” in lieu of “landlord,” it didn’t flag anything in a slur-laden interview with ex-KKK leader David Duke.
Context is key
Numerous startups are banking on AI to help us write, and it often does
But AI learns from people and can pick up their biases. A
AI also lacks context. When Facebook sent its human moderators home amid the pandemic, its automated system
A Google spokesperson told Motherboard that while its tech is evolving, it may never have a “complete solution to identifying and mitigating all unwanted word associations and biases.”
The takeaway? Bots are helpful. But you still have to do the work.
BTW: If you’re looking to use more inclusive language in your writing, here’s
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