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Topic

Artificial Intelligence on balance is biased against African Americans

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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With 9 votes and 53 points ahead, the winner is ...

oromagi
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Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
thx, wylted

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE on BALANCE is BIASED AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS


"truthbomb has been banned indefinitely, for multi-accounting (alt of Singularity).

Without prompting, expert multi-level analysis was offered comparing behavioral trends, topic selection, and more.

This type of thing can be done as a statistical simulation, to which at the very most basic we could use the Poisson distribution to determine the odds of any two interchangeable users in any notable metric (being a dedicated voter, being a Karen, etc.) showing up within differing amounts of time. It's basically null for W2 to appear independently of W1's banning within that time interval. Still possible of course, but highly doubtful.

Time was given for any new behavior to counter this, but none presented itself. This being a ban without absolute certainty, but weighted based on the need to protect the underage portion of the website against harm. It may be appealed by emailing: [email protected]."
Since PRO has neglected to set any terms for this debate and is not likely to offer any in future, CON is at liberty to set terms.

DEFINITIONS:

ARTIFICIAL is "man-made; of artifice"

INTELLIGENCE is "capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to comprehend and learn"

ON BALANCE is "overall, when all factors are taken into account"

BIASED is the past tense of BIAS
BIAS is "inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection"

AFRICAN AMERICAN is "an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.  The phrase generally refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States"

BURDEN of PROOF:

Wikipedia advises:

"When two parties are in a discussion and one makes a claim that the other disputes, the one who makes the claim typically has a burden of proof to justify or substantiate that claim especially when it challenges a perceived status quo"

CON interprets the resolution to mean that PRO must prove that machines programmed to mimic human thought preponderantly exhibit prejudgement based on pigment and ancestry.

PRO:

  • PRO has forfeited and is unlikely to return to this debate

CON:

  • By definition, AI is a tool made by humans and (as yet, at least) incapable of decision-making or cognition independent of human design  or programming.
    • As such, no machine has any innate capacity for weighing any comparison disproportionately.  All such programming necessarily reflects the closed-minded and unfair thinking of humans.
    • Race is a human emotional bias based on dividing humans into social subsets according to phenotype. 
      • Machines and other tools are incapable of emotion. 
    • Machines and other tools are incapable of categorization independent of human schema.
  • Therefore, any evidence PRO might have presented for the application of the adjective BIASED
    • (such as this Wired story from last year:
    • "researchers have found problems lurking in the ImageNet data. An algorithm trained with the data might, for example, assume that programmers are white men because the pool of images labeled “programmer” were skewed that way.")
    • must fail to prove PRO's conclusion.
  • The premise that AI is capable of evaluating a subject using its own criteria is false.  All criteria are ultimately of human origin. 
  • Since AI must be capable of originating bias before AI may be credited for biased judgement, PRO's premise is shown to be false.
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
extend to R3

Guadalajara Cemetery

You sort the tin paintings
and lay your favorite in my lap.
Then you stroke my bare feet
as I lean against a tombstone.
It's time to cross the border
and cut your throat with two knives:
your wife, your son.
I won't try to stop you.
A cow with a mouth at both ends
chews hell going and coming.
I never asked less.
You, me, these withered flowers,
so many hearts tied in a knot,
given and taken away.

-Ai

Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
extend all arguments to R4

"Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?”

—Steve Polyak
Round 4
Pro
Forfeited
Con
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE on BALANCE is BIASED AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

PRO:

  • As anticipated, PRO had offered no argument due to site ban

CON:

  • Therefore, PRO dropped all arguments.
    • The premise that AI is capable of evaluating a subject using its own criteria is false.  All criteria are ultimately of human origin. 
    • Since AI must be capable of originating bias before AI may be credited for biased judgement, PRO's premise is shown to be false.

CONCLUSION

PRO failed to prove that machines programmed to mimic human thought preponderantly exhibit prejudgement based on pigment and ancestry.

  • CON recommends that VOTERs award CON a WIN by full forfeit.
  • Thanks to truthbomb for the interesting topic and
  • Thanks to all VOTERs for their kind consideration.
PLEASE VOTE CON!