New AI could track down Netflix users who share their passwords

If you share your Netflix password with your friends, you’d better watch out: A dystopian new AI has been designed to crack down on account sharing. British firm Synamedia uses machine learning to spot shared passwords on streaming services like Netflix and HBO and rat out offending users. Each service can choose to deal with rule-breakers as they please, for […]

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US military trusted more than Google, Facebook to develop artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) – Facebook is among the technology companies leading the race to develop artificial intelligence. But Americans don’t trust it to do so responsibly, a survey from a British think-tank has found. More than two-thirds of those surveyed said they had either “no confidence” or “not too much confidence” in Facebook developing AI, a report from the Centre […]

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Google blocks gender pronouns from new AI so it won’t be sexist

SAN FRANCISCO — Google in May introduced a slick feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. Tap out “I love” and Gmail might propose “you” or “it.” But users are out of luck if the object of their affection is “him” or “her.” Google’s technology will not suggest gender-based pronouns because the risk is too […]

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Artificial intelligence is racist, sexist because of data it’s fed

Artificial intelligence is “shockingly” racist and sexist, a study has revealed. Researchers looked at a range of systems and datasets and found examples where AI had provided inaccurate information for women and minorities. In one example, the team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at an income prediction system and discovered it was twice as likely to misclassify female employees […]

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Halloween masks created by AI will give you nightmares

With just days to go before Halloween, people around the world are sure to be getting their terrifying costumes ready. And this year, even AI is getting involved, having been trained to create Halloween masks. Matt Reed, a researcher at Red Pepper in Tennessee, trained the AI by feeding it 5,000 Halloween masks. Using machine learning, the AI could recognise […]

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Scientists develop an AI bot that can write Tinder bios

No one likes writing a dating profile. It’s impossibly hard to promote yourself without coming across as either over-confident or a total mess. So why not turn the task over to artificial intelligence? Because it’s horrible at it, that’s why. US company GetCenturyLink decided to use its neural network to generate a set of profiles. It fed in 500 existing […]

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Scientist finds robots become ‘racist and sexist’ on their own

Robots can develop prejudices like “racism and sexism” all on their own, a shocking new study has found. Artificial intelligence experts performed thousands of simulations on robot brains, revealing how they split off into groups and treat “outsiders” differently. Computer scientists and psychologists from Cardiff University and MIT teamed up to test how robots identify each other. But they also […]

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Prince Charles reveals anger that robots are taking over the world and fears humans will lose basic skills

The 69-year-old has spoken out against society’s increasing reliance on artificial intelligence and outlined his hopes for a return to tradition. He said: “The thing I find hardest now is to cope with this extra-ordinary trend that somehow we must become part human, part machine, which I totally and utterly object to. “It is crazy to go that far because […]

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