Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool


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  • Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

But users are out of luck if the object of their affection is “him” or “her”.

Google's technology will not suggest gender-based pronouns because the risk is too high that its “Smart Compose” technology might predict someone's sex or gender identity incorrectly and offend users, product leaders revealed to Reuters in interviews.

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