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Systemic Racism. Representation. Fairness. Conversations concerning these topics have taken precedence in the realm of algorithm development for artificial intelligence.  In this article, emerging tech writer Hayden Fields interviews nine experts on the single biggest obstacle facing this industry for the next five years. Industry voices like Andrew Ng, Cathay O’Neil, David Cox, and other big-name tech giant leaders all admit that to a certain extent, “behind each of these algorithmic advancements and challenges is a series of human judgment calls.”

In her research, Fields posed the single question “What’s the single biggest challenge that those building and working on algorithms will need to grapple with in the next five years?” to direct the interviews. In short, each of the leaders believed that the future development of AI tech needed to start discussing systematic solutions to address the lack of trust, deployment, and responsibility in the industry.

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