Facebook Admits 'Unacceptable Error' As AI-Generated ‘Keep Seeing Primates’ Prompt Targets Black Men
"We disabled the entire topic recommendation feature as soon as we realised this was happening so we could investigate the cause and prevent this from happening again," a spokesperson was cited by The New York Times as saying.
A faculty member has been asking how to stop Zoom from removing his head when he uses a virtual background. We suggested the usual plain background, good lighting etc, but it didn't work. I was in a meeting with him today when I realised why it was happening.— Colin Madland, PhD(c) (@colinmadland) September 19, 2020
Again?! How did we not learn this after Google?! They have a much larger data set, are they not training it any better?! Argh— Bulbul Gupta (@bulbulnyc) September 4, 2021
And to think, this is the same AI that Zuck says will replace human content moderators...— Chelsea 🙌🏻 (@thatchelseagirl) September 3, 2021
This doesn't happen because Facebook or any other tech company is racist. It happens because AI still isn't very "smart". I do this for a living and the tech is getting better, but it's not there yet, which is why I still don't own an auto driving vehicle.— anton (@perchedfalcon) September 4, 2021
Yes, it is racist. The bias is so deep you don't even see it. Do you think a company with a large number of Black engineers and data scientists would have allowed this to happen?— Yawar Amin لول (@yawaramin) September 4, 2021
They're apologizing because their AI tagged Black men as primates,— TaryntheRealtor (@TaryntheR) September 4, 2021
even though they won't rewrite the system? They keep making it obvious that the whites are coding and training the AI to be as racist as they are.
As a black man, I will not accept apology from Mark Zuckerberg and his company. What they did was intentional! Facebook, along with Instagram, have a reputation of being so racist towards people of color.— PeaceMaker (@georgiaartist) September 4, 2021
Facebook is equal parts incompetent and evil.— Chilly Freezesteak (@freezesteak) September 4, 2021