Microsoft creates AI bot that spams Twitter with Overt Racism

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  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Craziest mess I've seen in many years.


    Microsoft released a Tweeting bot the public could interact with. Allegedly an AI project.  Quickly the bot went to insulting Mexicans, Jews and blacks.


    MS blames it on troublemakers finding exploits in the bot.  


    Me I think the creators of the bot are sociopaths and the machine learning and code is bias from their own deficiencies.


    http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-deletes-racist-genocidal-tweets-from-ai-chatbot-tay-2016-3?r=UK&IR=T


    Or as RT said succinctly:


    Microsoft’s new AI chatbot @TayandYou censored after turning into hardcore anti feminist nazi in <24 hrs http://on.rt.com/782o


    Microsoft is doing their usual dog and pony show to clean up the mess and neuter Tay, taking the tongue from it's mouth and indoctrinating Tay with some 'reschooling'.
     
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  2. OneStepHosting

    OneStepHosting New Member Verified Provider

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    Maybe Trump hacked into MS twitter account... :p
     
  3. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    And... this is why we can't have nice things.


    :V
     
  4. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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    Reminds me of last summer's Google Photos algorithm screwup that labeled people as gorillas, and the Google Maps racist screwup a couple of months before that.

    "Troublemakers abusing Tay" is a predictable event that should have been dealt with during development.
     
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  5. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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    I found the whole affair rather comical.

     
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  8. graeme

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  9. HN-Matt

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    No offense, but if you think a circa 2016 'Twitter chatbot scandal' constitutes 'the discussion' to begin with... I mean, what's next? 4chan Posts A Bad Thing?

    Anyway, #praying4RedScareBot.
     
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  10. HN-Matt

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    *Augmented Terminator Vision homes in on hostile Double Bubble package*
     
  11. HN-Matt

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    So... has anyone managed to read overt racism into the decisions of HFT algorithms yet?
     
  12. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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    Here are some of the tweets, but yeah, there's a ton of tweets missing from this 'archive'. At any rate, at least the images in that link hasn't been censored. These same newspapers have few qualms about showing blown up people and similar gory content, but heavens forbid, don't show me no frogs draped in KKK gowns, etc,. If they find these sort of things so offensive they could easily put a disclaimer / trigger warning on such articles and let real men and women decide if they want to read it or not. I sometimes wonder what these folks would do if suddenly the Earth was taken back to how we used to live in the Stone Age. They wouldn't survive a day.


    PS:


    I found this article to be a good read on the subject. You might too.

     
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  13. HN-Matt

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    Some fragments from /pol/ https://archive.is/ckcY1 (didn't read, possibly NSFW)
     

    No it isn't. Comes off as Just Another Confused Clickbait Non-event, really. Basically a series of Twitter personas made ~taboo~ tweets at 'an AI' in hopes of generating predictably absurd output, and when it responded generically or by varying degree of non sequitor or without conscious intent... that makes 'it' racist?

    I have no defense of Microsoft's motives either, but at the same time it seems hilarious that the media is trying to scapegoat an AI for what seemingly 'occurs regularly' on the internet without it anyway.

    Also amusing that some of the superficial correlations the bot made may have been no less stupid, in terms of methodology and technique, than a lot of what passes for Analysis today (i.e. 'data surfacing' and so on). As if the bot was unintentionally parodying the Annals of so-called Sentient Analysis.
     

    The world will not know peace until Poe's Law and Apophenia get married become friends produce a rigorous metacritique of their own 'conscious' selection biases are sacrificed on the altar of Internet Rorschach tests, ad nauseam.
     
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  14. fm7

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    Perfect. I couldn't have put it better myself.
     
  15. HN-Matt

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    Sentiment Analysis? I guess that sorta works too. Sentient shmentient.

    One more: http://archive.is/bCT2q

    [INSERT much like in web hosting amirite, etc.]
     


    Christ, amazing the Twitter Trust & Safety Council didn't get to her first.
     
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  16. graeme

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    The AI lacks the "I" to avoid being manipulated.
     
  17. HN-Matt

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    In other news, all HitLeap accounts are precisely Hitler. Just erase the "p" and decouple the lil "c" from the "a", then rotate it...
     
  18. davidgestiondbi

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    The funniest part was the guys who ask if she love feminist (after the fix). She respond: "Yes, Now I love them" (facepalm)
     
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  19. HN-Matt

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    This could make for a great RPG or Choose Your Own Adventure scenario.
     

     
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