PC Robots? Disney ‘Corrects Gender Bias’ With AI

NewsBusters | 10/9/2019 | Staff
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Entertainment empires are turning to artificial intelligence to prevent offensive scripts from heading to the big screen.

Actress and activist Geena Davis announced that her new digital tool, “GD IQ: Spellcheck for Bias,” will partner with Disney Studios, which includes ABC News and 20th Century Fox. The GD IQ will analyze scripts for gender bias, by counting how many members of the cast are LGBTQ, how many are people of color, how many have disabilities, and “other groups typically underrepresented.”

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Davis’ new technology, announced at the New Zealand Power of Inclusion Summit on Oct. 3, can also check the “number of speaking lines the various groups have, the level of sophistication of the vocabulary they use and the relative social status or positions of power assigned to the characters by group.”

The goal, says Davis, is not to “shame...
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