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↑ The article doesn't say that a false positive can also get you killed. :|
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When has being mistaken for a criminal ever gotten someone killed? Except all those times it happened.
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That's OK, I'm sure eventually they'll work out the kinks. Hey, nobody's perfect, right? :wink:





Side anecdote: I was watching a TV show on netflix the other day, and in one scene, this character appears in a wig that is a different color and hairstyle from her normal hair. She also had different makeup and clothes. Although the scene doesn't explicitly tell you that this is the main character, it was strongly implied from the context, but I had to pause it and look carefully at her face to recognize her. In real life, if I didn't have some other clue, the disguise would have totally fooled me. I guess I'm just not very good at "facial recognition" myself.
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Wrongly? Are you sure?
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Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft speech-to-text AI systems can't understand black people as well as whites
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Speech-recognition software developed by top tech firms struggle to understand black people compared to white people, according to research published this week.

The study, led by academics at Stanford University and Georgetown University in America, probed five “state-of-the-art” cloud-hosted automated speech recognition (ASR) systems from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, which transcribe speech-to-text.

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Implicitly, the Turing test is for the AI to pass for a white human, and this is exactly the sort of error a white human would make.

Turing test passed again. 8)
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It just keeps happening. Time to tear down the statues of Turing, if there are any.

MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs
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Special report MIT has taken offline its highly cited dataset that trained AI systems to potentially describe people using racist, misogynistic, and other problematic terms.

The database was removed this week after The Register alerted the American super-college. MIT also urged researchers and developers to stop using the training library, and to delete any copies. "We sincerely apologize," a professor told us.

The training set, built by the university, has been used to teach machine-learning models to automatically identify and list the people and objects depicted in still images. For example, if you show one of these systems a photo of a park, it might tell you about the children, adults, pets, picnic spreads, grass, and trees present in the snap. Thanks to MIT's cavalier approach when assembling its training set, though, these systems may also label women as whores or bitches, and Black and Asian people with derogatory language. The database also contained close-up pictures of female genitalia labeled with the C-word.

Applications, websites, and other products relying on neural networks trained using MIT's dataset may therefore end up using these terms when analyzing photographs and camera footage.

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Give it all the information a human would have and it starts to act like a human. Dammit!
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Someone not only created a comment-spewing Reddit bot powered by OpenAI's GPT-3, it offered bizarre life advice
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Someone used OpenAI's GPT-3 text-generating software to write a string of posts on Reddit, convincing people the missives were penned by a real person, and banking internet points in the process, The Register can confirm.

Redditor thegentlemetre has produced over the course of the past 10 days hundreds of answers on the popular subreddit AskReddit in which people turn to millions of their peers for practical tips and life advice. At its most frenzied periods, the account generated about one comment per minute, offering a jumble of answers to people's questions. That would be quite a feat for a lone human, considering most of these submissions are several paragraphs long.

Some of its responses are incoherent and downright creepy, such as this fake story about a colony of humans living trapped underneath elevators. Sometimes it doesn't answer a netizen's question at all, and sometimes it spreads false information, such as denying that the state of Nebraska exists. There's one post where it believes men are discriminated against when it comes to being topless in public.

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Ether it passed the Turing test, or thousands of Redditors fail it every day. :)
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Reddit is what happens when almost anybody or anything can post. Almost anything.

4chan is what happens when you can post anything
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:32 pm Someone not only created a comment-spewing Reddit bot powered by OpenAI's GPT-3, it offered bizarre life advice
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Someone used OpenAI's GPT-3 text-generating software to write a string of posts on Reddit, convincing people the missives were penned by a real person, and banking internet points in the process, The Register can confirm.

Redditor thegentlemetre has produced over the course of the past 10 days hundreds of answers on the popular subreddit AskReddit in which people turn to millions of their peers for practical tips and life advice. At its most frenzied periods, the account generated about one comment per minute, offering a jumble of answers to people's questions. That would be quite a feat for a lone human, considering most of these submissions are several paragraphs long.

Some of its responses are incoherent and downright creepy, such as this fake story about a colony of humans living trapped underneath elevators. Sometimes it doesn't answer a netizen's question at all, and sometimes it spreads false information, such as denying that the state of Nebraska exists. There's one post where it believes men are discriminated against when it comes to being topless in public.

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Ether it passed the Turing test, or thousands of Redditors fail it every day. :)
Most of the other commenters apparently sussed out that it was a bot. Unfortunately, the mean moderators removed its comment, which is too bad because I wanted to read about the colony of humans living trapped underneath elevators.

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A.I. being sexist!!! :x :o

When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'
A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Some interesting things in the article, besides the obvious.
The researchers administered their machine vision test to Google’s artificial intelligence image service and those of rivals Amazon and Microsoft. Crowdworkers were paid to review the annotations those services applied to official photos of lawmakers and images those lawmakers tweeted.
Google switched off its AI vision service’s gender detection earlier this year, saying that gender cannot be inferred from a person’s appearance. Tracy Frey, managing director of responsible AI at Google’s cloud division, says the company continues to work on reducing bias and welcomes outside input. “We always strive to be better and continue to collaborate with outside stakeholders—like academic researchers—to further our work in this space,” she says. Amazon and Microsoft declined to comment; both companies’ services recognize gender only as binary.
Didn't make any difference apparently. If anything, Google's AI seemed to be more "biased" than the other two (although they all exhibited some biases).
All 20 lawmakers are smiling in their official photos. Google’s top suggested labels noted a smile for only one of the men, but for seven of the women. The company’s AI vision service labeled all 10 of the men as “businessperson,” often also with “official” or “white collar worker.” Only five of the women senators received one or more of those terms. Women also received appearance-related tags, such as “skin,” “hairstyle,” and “neck,” that were not applied to men.

Amazon and Microsoft’s services appeared to show less obvious bias, although Amazon reported being more than 99 percent sure that two of the 10 women senators were either a “girl” or “kid.” It didn’t suggest any of the 10 men were minors. Microsoft’s service identified the gender of all the men, but only eight of the women, calling one a man and not tagging a gender for another.
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Why would anyone give a shit?
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