Google removes gendered pronouns from Gmail’s Smart Compose to avoid AI bias


(Lucas Weeks) #1

Naturally, the simplest solution Google’s engineers could come up with to avoid guessing the wrong gender is to remove gender entirely.

In our increasingly technological society, we will constantly feel the pressure to make decisions based on the way computers work. That’s foolish, and we should resist that pressure.


(Joseph Bayly) #2

I’m all for resistance. I think a question we should work on answering here is what does that looks like, and what are the goal(s)?