Quick aside, but the term "asians" is something only used by Westerners. In Asia, there are Chinese, Malays, Japanese, Indonesians, etc. I have never heard one person in Asia refer to someone as "Asian" so just right there this woman is racist...if that is up for discussion.
A bit of truth though: AI is based on data, and the more data you have the more the algorithm will skew that direction. For instance I work in AI in Southeast Asia and my algorithm will - using the data we have now - predict results based on the local cultures and preferences at large more so than, say, "white" preferences (white is in quotes because "asians" don't call people white. There are Americans, Brits, French, etc.).
In other words, besides her racism against the various people living in Asia, her bias is fundamentally the national borders of the US. If you compile data globally, I can quite assure her it will skew female and non-white.
Monday, June 27, 2016
More on the Confused White Provincial Thinking of Microsoft Researcher Kate Crawford
As a follow up to my post, Is Artificial Intelligence Sexist and Racist? A White Guy Problem?, Paul Tenney adds:
at 10:56 AM