Feminists have decried that men have plagued them with sexism, but they’re seeing no relief in the post-man world because robots can be sexist too.
Fox News reported on Monday that researchers at Princeton University have discovered that an algorithm used by robots have made them sexist because they were picking up human characteristics.
“It was astonishing to see all the results that were embedded in these models,” a researcher involved in the study told Live Science.
Examples of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and everything else that keeps social justice warriors up at night were seen in these robots.
“We have learned something about how we are passing on prejudices that we didn’t even know we were doing,” says another researcher.
Surely if robots learned about how to be prejudiced, they must be able to sense injustice. The future may hold social justice robots, where R2-D2 tells C-3PO that he must acknowledge his privilege of having two legs and not being handicapable or Rosie the Robot strikes because she’s being paid .77 bitcoins to the hour that her male droid counterpart is earning.
All hopes of ending the culture war in the future should be laid to rest. We may very well have them even in a post-human world.