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A "partnership" formed by several technology giants aims to make artificial intelligence systems woke, prioritizing "equity and inclusion" by "bringing diverse voices together," according to videos recently obtained by the American Accountability Foundation.
Partnership on AI is a nonprofit organization formed in 2016 by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM. Since its launch, many companies and organizations have joined the group, including the ACLU, Apple, the Ford Foundation, Adobe, OpenAI, and others.
According to its website, PAI's goal is to create "a future where Artificial Intelligence empowers humanity by contributing to a more just, equitable, and prosperous world."
Videos obtained by the American Accountability Foundation revealed that PAI hosted several workshops promoting the integration of far-left ideology into AI systems.
"Our investigation has revealed a 'partnership' between the world's biggest tech companies to together rig AI to be woke. The partnership explicitly cites Karl Marx and Critical Race Theory in their plans," AAF posted on Twitter this week.
AAF shared a video from a "data colonialism" workshop hosted by PAI that discussed how AI developers could implement Karl Marx's teachings. The workshop's presenter, London School of Economics' Nick Couldry, suggested interpreting Marx's "labor relations" as "data relations."
Couldry told the Daily Caller News Foundation, "The usefulness of Karl Marx's work for understanding the dynamics of capitalism is recognised by economists from all points on the political spectrum."
"Since AI is undeniably part of capitalism, I simply pointed out that Marx's thought is relevant to AI too," he added.
Another PAI workshop, "Towards a Critical Race Methodology for Algorithmic Fairness," stated that the evolving technology must "focus on the processes of racism," AAF reported.
Based on a research article, the workshop aimed to "focus on the history of racial categories and turn to critical race theory and sociological work on race and ethnicity to ground conceptualizations of race for fairness research."
An AAF spokesperson told the DCNF that PAI's agenda to incorporate left-leaning ideology into AI systems is "truly terrifying."
"The danger of an ESG-like alliance of the world's biggest corporations working to use their monopoly over AI development to inject it with wokeness cannot be overstated," the spokesperson stated. "As we slip into a world dominated by AI, we may wake up one day soon to a universe where Critical Race Theory and Marxism are embedded into the very algorithms our society runs on."
PAI did not respond to a request for comment, the DCNF reported.
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.