Two months ago, Stephen Hawking warned humanity that its days may be numbered: the physicist was among over 1,000 artificial intelligence experts who signed an open letter about the weaponization of robots and the ongoing "military artificial intelligence arms race." Overnight we got a vivid example of just how quickly "artificial intelligence" can spiral out of control when Microsoft's AI-powered Twitter chat robot, Tay, became a racist, misogynist, Obama-hating, antisemitic, incest and genocide-promoting psychopath when released into the wild. It was meant to be a bot anyone can talk to online. But she’s also designed to personalize her interactions with users, while answering questions or even mirroring users’ statements back to them. As Twitter users quickly came to understand, Tay would often repeat back racist tweets with her own commentary.
It explores the details of internet-linked devices that transmit real physical contact. He is the only person to win the Loebner prize – an annual competition to determine which chat software is the most realistic – in two separate decades, first in 1997 and again in 2009., that he first became interested in the subject.
Specifically, he read a quote from a 1984 book by Sherry Turkle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Science-fiction author Isaac Asimov’s 1950 book of short stories “I, Robot” is credited with creating the three laws of robotics that include a “robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” Rather than try to control machines with Asimov’s laws, Navy researchers are taking other approaches.
They’re showing robots what to do, putting them through their paces and then critiquing them and telling them what not to do, Steinberg said.
." Microsoft initially created "Tay" in an effort to improve the customer service on its voice recognition software.