The Philosopher’s Drone: Artificial Intelligence on a Social-Sciences Foundation

As the field of AI expands across the capital markets, should developers be required to take social science classes? Emilia David examines.

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A little-known fact in the world of artificial-intelligence (AI) development is that emails from employees of defunct energy company Enron form the foundation of training for most aspects of machine training. This dataset, released after the scandal broke, is free and publicly available. These emails help make the basis of predictive models for machine learning and other forms of AI to determine how humans speak, act and think. 

Experts say this is a problem—a supposedly unbiased technology is

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