White House is working on AI’s inherit racism

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Kelsey Davis had what might seem to be an odd reaction to seeing blatant racism on her computer screen: She was elated.

Davis is the founder and CEO of CLLCTVE, a tech company based in Tulsa, Okla. She was one of hundreds of hackers probing artificial intelligence technology for bias as part of the largest-ever public red-teaming challenge during Def Con, an annual hacking convention in Las Vegas.

“This is a really cool way to just roll up our sleeves,” “You are helping the process of engineering something that is more equitable and inclusive.”

Red-teaming — the process of testing technology to find the inaccuracies and biases within it — is something that more typically happens internally at technology companies. But as AI rapidly develops and becomes more widespread, the White House encouraged top tech companies like Google and OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, to have their models tested by independent hackers like Davis.

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