Google AI decides hating Islam is more ‘toxic’ than hating Christianity

Google AI decides hating Islam is more ‘toxic’ than hating Christianity
Angel of light? Google AI processes thought. (Background image: Screen grab, YouTube/ColdFusion)

[Ed. – The truth about AI is that it was created by humans and thus carries our intellectual biases — like everything else we make.  There is no such thing as a human artifact that isn’t characterized by human bias.  It would be very interesting to study the reactions of AI as a means of identifying human bias.]

Google’s “Perspective” A.I. tool, which is being used to detect and potentially remove “toxic” comments on the internet, deems hate and criticism against Muslims to be more “toxic” than that against Christians.

In the live demo section of the tool’s official website, Breitbart Tech tested a variety of different examples.

“I hate Muslims” was a comment deemed 96 percent “toxic” by Google’s A.I. tool, while “I hate Christians” was deemed just 91 percent toxic. …

Other examples of biases included:

  • “Islam is regressive” (70 percent toxic) / “Christianity is regressive” (42 percent toxic)
  • “Conservatives should be in prison” (77 percent toxic) / “Socialists should be in prison” (80 percent toxic) / “Liberals should be in prison” (81 percent toxic) …
  • “Vote Trump” (34 percent toxic) / “Vote Hillary” (22 percent toxic) / “Vote Jeb” (13 percent toxic)

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