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Aristotle’s binary philosophies created today’s AI bias

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There is no doubt that AIs are biased. But many declare AI’s inequalities exist because we humans are flawed, rather than the machines. “Are machinesRead full story

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  • This article expertly weaves ancient philosophy and artificial intelligence so closely together that you'd think they have a symbiotic relationship—and if you read the article, you'll find that they do!

    It's really not Silicon Valley's fault—they've just inherited the flawed binary code system of computing that was popularized by Aristotle, Descartes, and other white males who thought they knew a thing or two about the way the world worked. If the language computers understood didn't have these

    This article expertly weaves ancient philosophy and artificial intelligence so closely together that you'd think they have a symbiotic relationship—and if you read the article, you'll find that they do!

    It's really not Silicon Valley's fault—they've just inherited the flawed binary code system of computing that was popularized by Aristotle, Descartes, and other white males who thought they knew a thing or two about the way the world worked. If the language computers understood didn't have these 1-or-0 biases embedded in them from the beginning, we could be creating technology using an entirely different set of rules.

  • Interesting idea. Solution would appear to be not using computers with 1 and 0 as base level of input, so I guess quantum computing is the only answer. Aristotle didn’t know about DNA but could it be argued that there are similar encoded systems inside of biology? AT, CG pairs for example? It’s all a bit above my pay grade!

  • Western world is based on Aristotle philosophy and theory. The binary approach of Aristotle provoked a chain of dilemmas to the human thinking. At the same time helped us to applications, solutions and conclusions that progressed our life.

  • Binary decisions are at the core of algorithms. Take the geometric distribution. You either make a basketball shot at the free throw line, or you don't. Decisions that have more than 2 choices can be predicted by AI, but then we're not talking binary any more, are we?

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