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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Facebook issued an apology on behalf of its artificial intelligence software that asked users watching a video featuring Black men if they wanted to see more "videos about primates."

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Aren't we all primarily primates? Why sow division? OH WHY??

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-05 11:53 AM | Reply

There's no denying it's hilarious when AI is invertedly racist. AI has no idea what race is even LOL

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-05 12:07 PM | Reply

Humans are primates.

#3 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-05 12:09 PM | Reply

#3 not me I didn't evolve from a primate; I was formed from a dirt clod in Adam's/ gods image.

And I'm a sorry sight to see.

#4 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-05 01:05 PM | Reply

Tangentially related...

The Silent Partner Cleaning Up Facebook for $500 Million a Year
www.nytimes.com

...The social network has constructed a vast infrastructure to keep toxic material off its platform. At the center of it is Accenture, the blue-chip consulting firm....

In 2019, Julie Sweet, the newly appointed chief executive of the global consulting firm Accenture, held a meeting with top managers. She had a question: Should Accenture get out of some of the work it was doing for a leading client, Facebook?

For years, tensions had mounted within Accenture over a certain task that it performed for the social network. In eight-hour shifts, thousands of its full-time employees and contractors were sorting through Facebook's most noxious posts, including images, videos and messages about suicides, beheadings and sexual acts, trying to prevent them from spreading online.

Some of those Accenture workers, who reviewed hundreds of Facebook posts in a shift, said they had started experiencing depression, anxiety and paranoia. In the United States, one worker had joined a class-action lawsuit to protest the working conditions. News coverage linked Accenture to the grisly work. So Ms. Sweet had ordered a review to discuss the growing ethical, legal and reputational risks....



#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-05 01:38 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY BRUCEAZ

Yeah, but you're God's clod.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-05 01:52 PM | Reply

Newsflash.

Human beings are primates.

A primate is any mammal of the group that includes lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans.

www.britannica.com


#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-05 02:11 PM | Reply

Facebook did this just to generate news about itself.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-06 07:30 AM | Reply

@#8

That thought did cross my mind.

Why not draw attention to itself for something like this, and receive criticism for going too far. That would then allow Facebook to say in the future, ~we're criticized no matter what we do.~


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:48 AM | Reply

How does it label white men?

#10 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-09-08 09:27 AM | Reply

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