Continuing the discussion from Forget Skynet: AI is already making things terrible for people who aren't rich white dudes:
Oh, damn, I had forgotten that. I was going to say I’d never explicitly heard that about public assistance IDs, and then I remembered being in on a conversation on why people on public aid or in prison shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
It’s borderline psychotic imho. I know people who can say, with a straight face, that it’s not racist, it’s just meant to cut down on people voting in raises for themselves on the taxpayer’s dime. It’s not racist, it’s about keeping the criminals from voting on stuff. It’s not about race, it’s about making sure we don’t have criminals working here. And so on.
I know that veers from the subject of algorithms and AI, but I feel the need to vent a little.