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AI & Ethics

Technological advancements pose new and unprecedented ethical questions that humanity will have to deal with. The world will surely not become a better place if our conscious or unconscious biases make their way into algorithms. AI should be fair. In the end, it comes down to this: Do we want to model the world as it is, or as it should be?

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