What a bleak future! I think as a society we have to rethink the image of software systems being impartial. Bias is bad, but I'd argue unrecognized systemic implicit bias might be worse.
@alexjgriffith @dankwraith I'm not sure why "observing behavior" or "sampling correctly" seems like a less daunting bias elimination task to you than interpreting and evaluating answers. behavior is also nontrivially interpreted by the observer. 'data crunching' is not more objective— the computer just does what we tell it. it is just possibly economical in scale- it allows your questionable interpretive choices to play out over larger sets of questionable data more quickly
As a trivial example. If I'm creating a system to enter the letter a, and I ask you how many times you enter the letter a in an average hour of work, you're not going to give me an accurate answer, wheather you want to or not.
The classic example of the limits of expert systems was the development of flight assist programs. Pilots where unwilling / unable to accurately answer questions concerning their flight activities.
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