I chose to take a look at the article “Art Project Shows Racial Biases in Artificial Intelligence System” written by Meilan Solly. The article talks about an artificial intelligence classification tool called ImageNet created by artist Trevor Paglen and A.I. researcher Kate Crawford. However, the artificial intelligence may be racist. While the program identified white individuals largely in terms of occupation or other functional descriptors, it often classified those with darker skin solely by race. ImageNet is an object lesson, if you will, in what happens when people are categorized like objects. A man who uploaded multiple snapshots of himself in varying attire and settings was consistently labeled “black.” The tool will remain accessible as a physical art installation at Milan’s Fondazione Prada Osservatorio through February 2020.

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