“Do no unconscious harm,” (1) is the prescription. Human doctors with an inefficient organ have been delivering inefficient outcomes for their patients because of bias. And now the greatest monopolists are entering healthcare, something they have no clue about, and trying to change the field. The OS company should stick to OS and the Search giant should stick to Search. Leave other fields to others who do not have a trillion $ to sink into Silicon. And having a lot of idle money in the balance sheet never leads to progress. I hope the idiots in Washington get around to imposing the monopoly laws already in the books. Do that fast before the OS company creates a “sentient AI,” and the search giant makes a “quantum computer.” Apparently some engineers at the search company are “so scared,” of AI. Please engineer, don’t be scared, there is no AI. And the folks at the “Singularity University,” I guess are still waiting. That’s all folks, there is no AI, just hype by companies seeking monopoly profits.
Humans are terribly biased. When a human sees another, she sees only the color of the skin, eyes and hair, and nothing else. A primary care physician thinks back to her training and assign probabilities based on surface features. A great insurance company deployed AI in NY to counteract the bias and it promptly found African Americans require less care. Further inspection of the great mathematical models tells us that it is because African Americans received less care in the past. And by the way, technology is also terribly biased. We live in a world that is biased in all directions, humans, technology, animals and politicians.
Bias, that drives humans and technology, will likely exterminate both.
(1) Do no unconscious harm: Can ‘hidden’ prejudices in medicine be stamped out? | Science | AAAS