The dogs at Nazi death camps were trained to attack the prisoners. Did the dogs have some innate hatred for jews or slavs? No. But their owners did and they transferred that to the dogs. But in the end, it doesn’t matter if the dogs personally hated them or not, they still mauled them.

It’s the same with AI. It doesn’t know what a black person is, because it’s a piece of software that doesn’t have human consciousness, but if black people are disproportionately getting falsely indicted at the suggestion of the AI because it was programmed with a bias, it doesn’t matter what the AI knows or doesn’t know, the effect is the same either way, and yes, the people making it were racist, and so are the people heeding it if they keep heeding it after knowing about the bias.

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