AI and bias: learning from humans

The information that AI uses – or "learns" from – often comes from humans. In a world where stereotypes and unconscious assumptions are rife, AI bots might form incorrect or unfair conclusions. What could happen if AI bots continue to learn from human biases?


About this lesson

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Explore how AI bots “learn” biases from humans
  • Discuss the implications of biased bots
  • Hear from an expert about how AI developers are trying to overcome these problems

This lesson develops the following skill:

Problem solving

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Exploring problems

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