Ask Tay: Is Machine Learning Ready For ‘Prime Time’?

Dear Lifehacker, Machine learning and artificial intelligence have been making a lot of headlines lately, both good and bad. A recent infamous example is Microsoft’s “teen girl” AI Twitter bot which instantly transformed into a racist, sexist and creepily horny Holocaust denier. Should we be worried about the ways robots and AI are learning to “think”? Thanks, a LH bot Dear LHB, For those who missed last week’s headlines, Tay is an artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ developed by Microsoft and released on Twitter under the handle @TayandYou. Tay was supposed to emulate a teen girl by engaging with people on Twitter and learning from its interactions with users. Within 24 hours, online troublemakers had managed to successfully exploit a vulnerability in the code which caused it to tweet a string of…


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