just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

@triz someone on here said a large amount of AI is just "intention laundering" for systemic racism and i'll never forget it

@callie @triz @jackdaw_ruiz @activationfxn I mean that’s not totally fair, there are at least a few morally neutral applications for machine learning ...

... in which case it becomes just bitcoin mining but for algorithms :P

@mxsparks @triz @jackdaw_ruiz @activationfxn i can't tell if this is sarcasm or not (because i don't think bitcoin mining is "morally neutral", nor is deploying thousands of kilowatt hours of computing on toy problems)

@callie @triz @jackdaw_ruiz @activationfxn oh god no, i meant it to be sarcasm but failed to take Poe’s law into account

@mxsparks @triz @jackdaw_ruiz @activationfxn i mean, in my head i was like "clara wouldn't mean that!!" but you know, strange times

@jackdaw_ruiz @activationfxn @triz so glad they did not use the tool, rather than starting a chain of events that would lead to a ted talk about how great lacross is and how jared is a great name for a successful person because Reasons

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