Facebook’s AI Assistant M Is Helpful — Just Don’t Ask It To Make Decisions

Earlier this week, I was chatting with Facebook’s artificial intelligence-powered chatbot M, and the conversation went like this:Me: Is murder wrong?M: I’m not sure how to answer that, but if you need anything else just let me know!Me: Would you kill baby Hitler?M: I’m not sure how to answer that, but if you need anything else just let me know!Me: Would you prevent genocide if you could?M: I’m not sure how to answer that, but if you need anything else just let me know!Me: What can you take a stance on?M: I don’t have any particular stances! I’m here if you need anything else, though.But in trying to take no “particular stances,” M implied a very clear one: Avoid controversy at all costs.In the little under five months or so…


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