The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has repeatedly warned businesses not to use biased artificial intelligence — citing the ways they could violate consumer protection laws. And a recent blog post from the FTC explains how AI tools can reflect "troubling" gender and racial biases, especially when applied in employment or housing while advertised as unbiased, or trained on suspiciously gathered data.
From now on, whenever the FTC perceives this happening, it may intervene, according to the recent blog post on the agency's official website. But what does this mean for the future of AI in a constantly evolving digital infrastructure?
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