Government spending records show that the Biden administration is set to award more than $550,000 in grants to develop artificial intelligence that can automatically detect and quash microaggressions on social media.
The grant was given to researchers at the University of Washington in March and was funded through President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
The researchers expect the total grant amount to reach $550,436 over the next five years and have already received $132,000 in funding.
The goal of the research is to create machine-learning models that are able to analyze social media posts for signs of implicit bias and microaggressions, which are generally defined as insults that cause offense to members of minority groups. Read more…