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British high school students protest the grades assigned to them by an AI tool that appeared to discriminate against those from working-class families.   © Reuters
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AI failings spark doubt over new tech era

With tech at crossroads, will companies decide to benefit or exploit users?

RIHO NAGAO and TORU TSUNASHIMA, Nikkei staff writer | Europe

TOKYO -- Swagatam Sen starts off his day in a way that most people might find strange.

"The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is intentionally go to a website I have zero interest in," said the 39-year-old, who works at a financial institution in the U.K.

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