IBM has launched a tool as part of their cloud platform that detects bias and adds a dash of explainability to AI models. ☁️
It looks like this might be the new competition between service providers, and that’s not a bad thing. A huge upside of AI is that they can make decisions free of the bias that infects humanity, but it doesn’t do so by magic. A lot of bias can be added accidentally (or overtly of course) by the humans collecting the data and building the systems. Hopefully these new tools start paving the way for a less biased future. ⚖️
The fully automated SaaS explains decision-making and detects bias in AI models at runtime — so as decisions are being made — which means it’s capturing “potentially unfair outcomes as they occur”, as IBM puts it.
It will also automatically recommend data to add to the model to help mitigate any bias that has been detected.
And there is a win for centaurs: 🙌
it will be both selling AI, ‘a fix’ for AI’s imperfections, and experts to help smooth any wrinkles when enterprises are trying to fix their AIs… Which suggests that while AI will indeed remove some jobs, automation will be busy creating other types of work.