Artificial Intelligence Learns Prejudice From Humans

Artificial Intelligence Learns Prejudice From Humans

Last year, Microsoft’s artificial intelligence chat bot ‘Tay’ raged SNS with racist remarks. Tay said, “Hitler is right and I do not like the Jews.” He also insisted that “the barrier between the United States and Mexico should be installed at the border, and that the costs must be paid by Mexico.” As Tay had trouble, Microsoft had to stop service in less than a day. The belief that artificial intelligence, unlike humans, is objective and unbiased is no longer valid.

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What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

What would a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula look like? To many, this question might trigger a severe case of apocalyptic anxiety, where, on the one hand, we assume that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is willing to embrace ötterdämmerung-like catastrophic violence to defend its Stalinist regime, whereas, on the other hand, we seem to be incapable of genuinely fathoming the carnage any military conflict between Seoul and Pyongyang would cause.

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Alphabet claims Uber was hiding the self-driving technology that it allegedly ripped off

Alphabet claims Uber was hiding the self-driving technology that it allegedly ripped off

A new court filing from Alphabet claims that Uber hid a key piece of self-driving technology that it allegedly copied from Waymo, the Google parent company’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. “They were hiding a device,” Alphabet said in a filing today, supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Uber from working on self-driving technology. Uber says it isn’t hiding anything and did not infringe on Alphabet’s patents.

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Fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Fansubbing—the unofficial creation of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies—is illegal, a Dutch court ruled this week. The Free Subtitles Foundation, after coming under fire from the Netherlands' anti-piracy association BREIN, decided to raise some money and take BREIN to court. The Foundation's lawyer told TorrentFreak that the lawsuit sought to clarify whether the creators of a TV show or movie can reserve the right to create and distribute subtitles.

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How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.

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