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CDU EXPERT: AI has flaws – here’s four you haven’t heard about

Charles Darwin University < 1 mins read

17 JUNE, 2024

Who: Charles Darwin University Computational and Artificial Intelligence expert Associate Professor Niusha Shafiabady.


  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, data analysis, modelling, deep learning and more. 
  • The advantages and disadvantages of AI.

Contact details: Call +61 8 8946 6721 or email to arrange an interview.

Quotes attributable to Associate Professor Niusha Shafiabady:

"AI is becoming part of our everyday lives and despite what many people think, this technology is not perfect. It has many flaws and if we’re to integrate it into our lives, we must know about these flaws and what kinds of solutions we need to fix it.

“Unexpected mistakes: When AI is applied to real-world problems, it is never 100 per cent accurate. Even though we can test it vigorously, there might be cases that it makes an unexpected decision.

“Bias: AI can make troubling and biased decisions because it’s been trained with unbalanced data.

“Not up to date: If Artificial Intelligence systems are not regularly updated, it can make mistakes and not optimal decisions.

“Training data issues: If AI is not trained with quality data vetted by experts in this field, it can make inaccurate decisions.

“We should know about these issues and broaden our knowledge of Artificial Intelligence systems to make better decisions on how to best apply AI as a tool to assist us in our decision-making processes.

“If we do not understand AI, its abilities, its issues and how to fix or improve them, there could be significant consequences we can’t afford to face in a world ever-increasingly dominated by technology.”

Contact details:

Raphaella Saroukos she/her
Research Communications Officer
Marketing, Media & Communications
Larrakia Country
T: +61 8 8946 6721

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