6 min read · Jul 19th · There are many multiple ways in which artificial intelligence can fall prey to bias – but careful analysis, design and testing will ensure it serves the widest population possible
5 min read · From 2015 · We feel that we are in control, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.
One popular view is that the unconscious can prepare simple stimulus-response actions, deliver basic facts, recognise objects and carry out practised movements. Complex cognition involving planning, logical reasoning and combining ideas, on the other hand, requires conscious thought.
The result suggests that the unconscious mind has more sophisticated capacities than many have thought. Unlike other tests of non-conscious processing, this wasn’t an automatic response to a stimulus – it required a precise answer following the rules of arithmetic, which you might have assumed would only come with deliberation. The report calls the technique used "a game changer in the study of the unconscious", arguing that "unconscious processes can perform every fundamental, basic-level function that conscious processes can perform".
5 min read · From 2018 · View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. Out of the 188 cognitive biases that exist, there is a much narrower group of biases that has a disproportionately large effect on…