Eventually even names will no longer suggest gender. Names will simply be a
combination of numbers and letters that are assigned by the government at birth.
We as a society put much to high of emphasis on gender. I appreciate the more
enlightened elements in our society like Google, that understand that gender is
just a social construct. And that they take great efforts in their programming
to adjust grammar to be more inclusive. It's time to do away with old
paradigms about the distinctions between the genders.
The anonymity of the internet brings out the worst in people, and AI's are
like children, picking up what they are exposed to without consideration for
moral right or wrong.It's better to have smart minds trying to
direct AI's in the right direction than to let them naturally evolve into
the computer equivalent of drunk racist uncles at Thanksgiving.
Articles like this really eliminate who reads the articles and who responds to
just the headline. Teaching AI to determain proper pronouns or establishing
acceptable gender neutral alternatives is a fascinating problem. I agree with
others that finding gender neutral pronouns seems the more plausible
It seems to me that when we have found ourselves in a time when people are so
sensitive that a subject such as this needs to be addressed is a bad place to
be. No wonder people need counseling over any and everything.
Jeclar 2006, that is true also. I prefer to address most people by their first
name as well. That way gender doesn't really matter.
county mom - Austin, UT---I think the best solution would be to just
use the pronoun "it". In the English language, the common non gender
specific pronoun is "it". ---The pronouns
'they/them/their(s)' have been used for hundreds of years in a
'singular' sense to refer to a human when either gender is unknown, or
not essential to the communication, Since 'you' is also
used in both plural and singular, the use of 'they' in a singular
sense should pose no problem.The article however has to do with
'helpful' suggestions while writing quickly, and getting the
'wrong' pronoun, then having to correct the helpful hint if in error,
which is not particularly helpful.This occurs in real life when
someone has a name which can be used by either sex, and the 'surprise'
when the named person appears... in person.
"Because AI is built and trained by humans, AI systems inherit the same
challenges and biases in the use of language that its human creators and users
experience," said Haynes.do we really want to get rid of the
@OldMain - yep, the founders are shaking their heads. Why are black people being
free and not providing free labor to the country? Why have the Native Americans
not been wiped out? Why are brown people being educated? So many questions.
Other than possibly consumerism, our country has no cultural norms, no glue to
hold it together, America is disintegrating.
Our forebears have got to be looking down from heaven, shaking their heads.
@Chesser MesserGreat suggestion, but I prefer altering the order as
shown in my prior post.I find it much more descriptive, especially
if one says it fast.🤗
Being one who is not a fan of political correctness, I am more concerned with
accuracy than avoiding ruffling the feathers of those who are looking to get
their feathers ruffled.Just as humans on Star Trek have been called
"Ugly bags of mostly water", and "Carbon Units", why not refer
to the genders as follows:Male = Y Chromosome PositiveFemale =
Y Chromosome NegativeNo known medical procedure known to human kind
can add or remove the Y chromosome.Based on facts. I don't see a
If they are omitting pronouns because the AI simply can't reliably
determine, that is no big deal. If they are deliberately avoiding pronouns for
fear of creating mock offense in some people, that is just silly.
Apparently, the state of California is removing all references to gender from
all school books. Great idea?🤔 I propose that we come up
with a CONTRACTION to reference gender by using a combination of the words: She,
He, It.I hope the state of California will adopt the use of whatever
we settle on.Anyone want to tackle that?🤗
I think the best solution would be to just use the pronoun "it". In the
English language, the common non gender specific pronoun is "it". When
we are conversing with one another over anything that either has no gender, or
we are not sure of the gender, we use "it". It's not that hard.
When the third person singular is not specific as to he/she/it, then simply
translate or compose as he/she/it. It’s not that hard.