4 juvenile behaviors we should expect from bots

If the recent Microsoft Tay debacle tell us anything, it’s that we’re very far away from a robot takeover, no matter what the movies say. Standalone artificial intelligence (AI) is merely a teenager in the technological landscape, and no story proves this more than the 16-hour transformation of Microsoft’s teenybopper persona into a feminist-hating Nazi. AI may be taking over the popular consciousness, but in reality it’s a technology that just wants to fit in. Here are four typical teenage traits we can expect from bots over the next year or so: 1. Growth spurts. The onslaught of bots appearing in the market has contributed to a series of growth spurts in artificial intelligence that have brought us intelligent personal assistants like Siri and, soon, self-driving cars. With each spurt,…


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