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AI robots learning racism, sexism and other prejudices from humans, study finds - The Independent


Last year, a Microsoft chatbot called Tay was given its own Twitter account and allowed to interact with the public.

It turned into a racist, pro-Hitler troll with a penchant for bizarre conspiracy theories in just 24 hours. "[George W] Bush did 9/11 and Hitler would have done a better job than the monkey we have now," it wrote. "Donald Trump is the only hope we've got."

In a paper about the new study in the journal Science, the researchers wrote: "Our work has implications for AI and machine learning because of the concern that these technologies may perpetuate cultural stereotypes.

"Our findings suggest that if we build an intelligent system that learns enough about the properties of language to be able to understand and produce it, in the process it will also acquire historical cultural associations, some of which can be objectionable.

by Bjinse on Sun Jun 17th, 2018 at 08:12:20 PM EST
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