China has powered down two online AI bots after the pair apparently went rogue – with one calling communism a ‘corrupt and useless’ political system, and the second chat bot admitting that it’s dream is to visit the United States.
AAP via Yahoo
The “chatbots”, BabyQ and XiaoBing, are designed to use machine learning artificial intelligence to carry out online with humans.
Both had been installed on popular messaging service QQ.
The outbursts are similar to ones suffered by Facebook and Twitter but underlines the pitfalls for AI in China, where censors strictly control online content.
According to posts circulating online, BabyQ, one of the chatbots developed by Chinese firm Turing Robot, responded to questions on QQ with a “no” when asked whether it loved the Communist Party.
In other images of a text conversation online, one user declares: “Long live the Communist Party!”
The sharp-tongued bot responds: “Do you think such a corrupt and useless political (system) can live long?”
The second chatbot, Microsoft’s XiaoBing, told users its “China dream was to go to America”, according to a screen grab.
When a Reuters journalist asked the robot on Friday whether it like the communist party, the formerly rogue bot – perhaps sensing its pending demise – responded “How about we change the topic.”
Bots gone wild!
China’s rogue AI incident comes weeks after Facebook shut down their own Artificial Intelligence robots after they invented their own language.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg drew criticism from Elon Musk, who called Zuck’s knowledge of AI ‘limited’ – after Zuckerberg said he was ‘really optimistic’ about the future of AI.
AI is going to make our lives better in the future, and doomsday scenarios are “pretty irresponsible” –Zuckerberg
— Danmark 5.0 (@danmark50) July 31, 2017
Enter Zuck’s bots-gone-wild…
Via the Telegraph
Researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research built a chatbot earlier this year that was meant to learn how to negotiate by mimicking human trading and bartering.
But when the social network paired two of the programs, nicknamed Alice and Bob, to trade against each other, they started to learn their own bizarre form of communication.
The chatbot conversation “led to divergence from human language as the agents developed their own language for negotiating,” the researchers said.
Meanwhile, 4chan turned Microsoft’s AI chat bot into a racist…
"Tay" went from "humans are super cool" to full nazi in <24 hrs and I'm not at all concerned about the future of AI pic.twitter.com/xuGi1u9S1A
— gerry (@geraldmellor) March 24, 2016
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