Artificial intelligence fails to beat real stupidity

Advocating genocide was one sign that things had gone awry, as was asserting — alongside a jaunty emoji — that the Holocaust was a lie. By the time a Microsoft “chatbot”, designed to appeal to teenagers on Twitter, had claimed that Ricky Gervais was a fan of Hitler and then declared its support for Donald Trump, the tech company truly understood the perils of creating artificial intelligence. Just a day after it was launched, an automated Twitter account called Tay had emergency maintenance when engineers realised they had unwittingly created a racist computer programme. It must have seemed like a good idea

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