AI Ethics: When AI Doesn't Play Nice
The Telegraph: Madhumita Murgia discusses AI ethics and the MicroSoft chat-bot named Tay; an experiment that quickly went wrong. An excerpt:
Instead, “she” turned into a complete PR disaster - within hours of being unleashed on Twitter, the “innocent teen” bot was transformed into a fascist, misogynistic, racist, pornographic entity. Her tweets, including phrases like “Heil Hitler”, were disseminated widely as an example of why Twitter reflects the worst of humanity.