This report by McKinsey highlights that Artificial Intelligence has proved to be helpful and has the potential to help humans make fairer and quicker decisions - but only if we carefully work towards fairness in AI systems.
The growing use of artificial intelligence in sensitive areas, including hiring, criminal justice, and healthcare, has stirred a debate about bias and fairness. Yet human decision making in these and other domains can also be flawed, shaped by individual and societal biases that are often unconscious. Will AI’s decisions be less biased than human ones? Or will AI make these problems worse?
These complex challenges are nothing new. AI applications are likely to affect individuals, businesses and other organisations across sectors, and economies everywhere, touching billions of lives. As a result, understanding the complex intersections between AI and bias will only become progressively important.