Chief Justice of India Warns: Technology reflects human Values, AI’s Potential can perpetuate discrimination

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, while addressing the 60th Convocation Ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, emphasized that no technology is neutral and can profoundly reflect human values when applied in the real world. He urged for a deep contemplation on the human and societal values that technology embodies, particularly in the context of its deployment.

CJI Chandrachud highlighted the significance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its vast potential, but also warned about its potential to perpetuate discrimination and unfair treatment. He pointed out instances where AI systems exhibited biased decision-making based on data inputs reflecting societal prejudices. For example, certain AI recruitment tools favored male candidates over female candidates due to the historical dominance of male employees in successful roles, leading to gender-based biases in hiring processes.

CJI DY Chandrachud urged for a responsible and thoughtful approach towards the development and application of technology to ensure that it serves the greater good and upholds the principles of fairness and equality.

Source: Live Law

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