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Researchers build AI to identify gang members. When asked about potential misuses, presenter (a computer scientist at Harvard) says “I’m just an engineer.” 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

“Hau Chan, a computer scientist now at Harvard University who was presenting the work, responded that he couldn’t be sure how the new tool would be used. “I’m just an engineer,” he said. Lemoine quoted a lyric from a song about the wartime rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, in a heavy German accent: “Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?” Then he angrily walked out.” - Source: Science, 28 februari 2018

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