Replacing journalists AI Microsoft was accused of racism

Artificial intelligence, replacing the fired people-journalists and News Microsoft MSN, was in operation for only a week and already managed to accusations of racism. As it turned out, the algorithms mixed up two members of the British pop group Little Mix mixed race, placing nekorrektnye photos on the main page of MSN.

the Automated system chose Microsoft for MSN story about singer jade Ferwall, who spoke about the experience of racism in school. However, according to The Guardian, AI illustrated note photograph of another soloist of the group — Leigh-Ann Pinnock.

Lee-Anne Pinnock (left) and jade Ferwall (right)

Commenting on the incident to Instagram, Ferwall wrote: “MSN, if you are going to copy and paste articles from other credible media, you must first make sure using the image of the desired participant group mixed race”.

the singer apparently did not know that news for MSN recently selected algorithms. “That shit happens to me and Leigh-Anne Pinnock constantly and has become a joke, she added. — It offends me that you are not able to differentiate between the two colored women in a group of four people… Try harder.”

Microsoft Representatives told the publication that as soon as they became aware of the issue, they “took immediate action and replaced the wrong image.”

In early June, the media reported that Microsoft dismisses dozens of editors of news services for Microsoft News and MSN. In the US, the work will lose about 50 people in the UK the contract is not extended from 27 journalists.

Processing and tracking of material in other media was entrusted with the artificial intelligence system. The company explained that replacing people with robots is associated with the “revaluation of business.”

On the website of MSN, the Microsoft Edge and Microsoft News is not published original content. Journalists who have got under reduction, did not write notes, and tracked materials in other media, selected topics, change the titles and pictures that fit the format of Microsoft services.

Text: To.Hi-tech