Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

May 09, 2018

Datta cited by Fortune on the fairness of AI

An article in Fortune cited Anupam Datta and discussed the power of AI to create fair and unfair virtual and real-world experiences. Facebook’s scandal with Cambridge Analytica broached issues regarding AI. If engineered and applied fairly, AI could aid in medical treatment, hiring, and translation. However, Datta’s research on high-paying job ads targeted to men more than women suggests otherwise. The use of AI could become discriminatory and pejorative.