"The Robots Are Racist"
One profound result of artificial intelligence is its exposure of systematic biases. As hiring, sentencing and other models are framed into algorithms, what becomes clear on audit is that the robots can be quite discriminating.
For example, Amazon’s hiring practices were found to have a gender bias in their artificial intelligence algorithm.
Of course, they (the hiring practices) were always biased. However, once we taught the machines, and it was there fault, we all can somehow see it clearly.
Because it isn’t us, it’s them.
The racist robots make it easier for us humans to acknowledge our errors and fix things.
This is also profound because private industry and researchers are examining AI use cases so carefully that it is strongly suggested for companies include ethical audits in their use of AI. Funny how we never required this back with the humans.
However, all infusions of ethics in business, technology and between humans are welcome IMHO. Who cares if we have to blame the robots.