Week 5 – Bias in machine learning

The instance I found of bias in machine learning is Microsofts AI millennial chatbot Tay.


Tay it supposed to be a chatbot that mimics the talking style of a teenage girl. It will learn from peoples tweets on twitter and response to people. However, after just one day it started to publish really biased comments that are racist and terrible.

Garbage in, Garbage out. Microsoft probably just underestimated the power of peoples hate comments on twitter and the influences they have on the behavior of Tay

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