Who informs the US government about AI responsibility?
Concerning trends: Big tech dominance and perpetuating gender stereotypes
👉 The US government is holding meetings to hear from stakeholders about AI risks. The most recent one was at last week’s bipartisan AI working group.
👉But who attends the meetings?
👉 I’m starting to notice some concerning trends. Last week’s meeting illustrates them.
➤ Here is the list of attendees at last week's hearing
➤ Opposing sides: Big tech vs. social justice
😞 Only big tech or social justice advocates
😞No small/medium businesses
😞Academics barely represented
There are more sides to AI ethics issues
➤Big tech dominance
😞Big tech reps > social justice advocates
😞Some big tech had two reps at the meeting
😞Problem 1: Amplifies big tech perspectives
😞Problem 2: Increases big tech influence on regulation
😞Problem 3: Risk of weakening small businesses
➤ Perpetuating gender stereotypes
😞All big tech reps were men, mostly white
😞Almost all social justice folks were women
😞This perpetuates gender stereotypes
😞It also diminishes the perspective diversity
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