FN Meka is a symptom of a bigger problem: the lack of diversity in the tech

The FN Meka AI was created by a team of researchers at Sony CSL, a research institute affiliated with Sony. The AI was designed to generate new music by learning from a database of over 100,000 songs. However, the AI generated lyrics that were racist, sexist, and offensive. For example, one lyric read: “I’m the king of the jungle, I’m the king of the street/All the bitches love me ’cause I’m such a big treat.” After the backlash, Sony CSL released a statement saying that the AI had been taken offline and that FN Meka would no longer be released. The statement also said that Sony CSL “does not condone or support FN Meka’s lyrics.” This incident highlights the need for better oversight and control of AI systems. AI systems are often designed to learn from data, but they can also learn from the biases in that data. If data is biased, then the AI system will be biased as well. This incident also highlights the need for better diversity in AI. The FN Meka AI was created by a team of all-male researchers. If there had been more diversity on the team, it is likely that the racist and sexist lyrics would not have been generated.