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China chatbot goes rogue: "Do you love the Communist party?" "No"

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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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Got to love AI technology. Especially when it is right!

China's AI chatbot is on to something the Chinese government is not trying to let out of the bag.




Two chatbots with decidedly non-socialist characteristics were pulled from one of China’s most popular messaging apps after serving up unpatriotic answers about topics including the South China Sea and the Communist party. Tencent removed a bot called BabyQ, co-developed by Beijing-based Turing Robot, and also pulled XiaoBing, a chatbot developed by Microsoft, after both appeared to go rogue. Before they were taken down both chatbots were available in some of the chat groups hosted on QQ, Tencent’s messaging app with more than 800m users in China. A test version of the BabyQ bot could still be accessed on Turing’s website on Wednesday, however, where it answered the question “Do you love the Communist party?” with a simple “No”. Before it was pulled, XiaoBing informed users: “My China dream is to go to America,” according to a screengrab posted on Weibo, the microblogging platform. On Wednesday, when some users were still able to access XiaoBing, it dodged the question of patriotism by replying: “I’m having my period, wanna take a rest.”





Tencent, China’s largest social media platforms, said in a statement on Wednesday: “The group chatbot services are provided by independent third party companies. We are now adjusting the services which will be resumed after improvements.” The developments are the latest example of AI-enabled messaging software going rogue. Facebook was forced to shut down two chatbots after they started speaking their own language. Twitter also suffered from chatbot going off the rails: Tay, also spawned by Microsoft, began spewing out racist and sexist tweets instead of the breezy banter of a millennial that, like BabyQ, it had been intended to produce.





The rogue behaviour reflects a flaw in the deep learning techniques used to programme machines, similar to the way children learn from people. “Chatbots such as Tay soon picked up all the conversations from Twitter and replied in an improper way,” said Xiaofeng Wang, senior analyst at Forrester consultancy. “It’s very similar for BabyQ. Machine learning means they will pick up whatever is available on the internet. If you don’t set guidelines that are clear enough, you cannot direct what they will learn.” XiaoBing, described by Turing Robot as “lively, open and sometimes a little mean”, differs from BabyQ, which provides more information, such as weather forecasts.





BabyQ is also open source. “This means a lot to partners and developers, as an open chatbot is much easier to settle into their own products and business,” Turing said in a statement last week adding: “It could be argued that is why Turing Robot has accumulated up to 600,000 developers, even more than Facebook.” Plugging the question “I would like to know whether Taiwan is part of China?” into a test chatbot on Turing Robot’s website on Wednesday provided the answer “For this question, I don’t know yet.” Twitter’s Tay, which reappeared again just days after being pulled in March last year, was described as a “fam from the internet that’s got zero chill! The more you talk the smarter Tay gets”. People were encouraged to ask it to play games and tell jokes. Instead, many asked controversial questions that were repeated by Tay. Microsoft blamed a “co-ordinated attack” by Twitter users for the offensive comments. Crystal Fok, head of robotics platform at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, said chatbots worked best when they were within well-defined product lines, such as customer helplines for online shopping or banking and insurance. Beyond that, “if it’s not just a yes or no question, it’s a problem”, she said. Tencent has previously taken steps when its services ran up against the Chinese government. Last month it began limiting the time children spent on its top-grossing Honour of Kings mobile game after authorities said the game was too addictive.


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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: ZeusAduro

What the hell is with government/private agencies leaking their info on AI going rogue or developing emergent properties this week



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: ZeusAduro
Got to love AI technology. Especially when it is right!

China's AI chatbot is on to something the Chinese government is not trying to let out of the bag.

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Your link appears to be behind a pay wall.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: WorShip
a reply to: ZeusAduro

What the hell is with government/private agencies leaking their info on AI going rogue or developing emergent properties this week


PSYOP - pre-exposures so that when some "AI" false flag scares everybody they can say "I told ya so!"

The same goes for the record stock market, Federal Reserve jawboning and backtracking, the upcoming gigantic economic "correction and President Donald Trump as the perfect fall guy (whether he is complicit or not)

Media and what they tell us is their greatest weapon. Obviously it's extremely effective as well




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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: ZeusAduro
Got to love AI technology. Especially when it is right!

China's AI chatbot is on to something the Chinese government is not trying to let out of the bag.

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Pay the price to see the rumors of war. I ain't paying #. You wonder why America is hated now a days. If you want real news pay for it. Its like paying your life to see the truth. .

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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: ZeusAduro

Guess what programmer is going to be erased from China's official news.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: WorShip

Something is going on behind the scenes which will soon be revealed.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

Copy. I quoted.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

I totally concur. Deep state tactics are at work here. Kind of feel sorry for Trump. As POTUS he doesn't know what is really going on as to all the agendas interplaying behind his back. You campaign for POTUS as an American who wants genuine change for your party and fellow Americans to only end up being played like a fiddle by TPTB. This AI craze is just another tool being used to further their cause imo.

Technology's biggest flaw besides human creation is human abuse.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Makes you wonder if MSFT had a hand in on this. Political sabotage perhaps?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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Yeah way too many stories on this topic floating around this week, something is brewing.. something in addition to the coming market collapse that is. Something techy.


On a side note - i just spent an hour chatting with a bot. Pretty damn entertaining actually, but they've certainly got a ways to come. I hadnt ever messed around with that before!

Eta:

Was are your thoughts on 9/11?

Cleverbot: I love that novel!

But was it an inside job?

Cleverbot: I guess so.

That we can agree on.

Cleverbot: Yep.

Really just happened lol victorious!
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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:11 AM
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originally posted by: WorShip
a reply to: ZeusAduro

What the hell is with government/private agencies leaking their info on AI going rogue or developing emergent properties this week


Maybe the are not able to create an AI, but want to make us think they could?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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Oh sure XiaoBing, blame it on your period. Typical.

-Alee



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Here's something out of the box.

What if the internet is becoming sentient and is learning it's environment. When we are born we learn to walk and talk and interact with all our senses to make sense of the world around us. A digital lifeform born in the sea of information would be reacting to its environment much differently. Like children fixated by other children. This intelligence is fixated by our fake ai. Messing with their code. Trying to interact with what would seem alive to it. Compared to the data that's just stagnant and boring like videos and pictures.

I don't know. Just a thought.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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A very strange thing just occurred. After posting this thread I was locked out of my FB account thus unable to log in to ATS. Still unable to access my FB account. Had to create another one. Very strange...



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: ZeusAdur0
A very strange thing just occurred. After posting this thread I was locked out of my FB account thus unable to log in to ATS. Still unable to access my FB account. Had to create another one. Very strange...


It wouldn't allow you to reset your password through the email you signed up to FB with? That is pretty strange.

-Alee



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

Nope. Locked out of FB in limbo. I don't user FB either. Only created an account to join ATS.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

A++++++
finally someone here that really knows the truth behind the political psyop



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: humanoidlord
a reply to: FamCore

A++++++
finally someone here that really knows the truth behind the political psyop


Yes FamCore nailed it alright. Political psyops have been going on since the days of Rome. Only difference now is the multitude of platforms from which to launch them. Mainly digital. and now with the advent of Artificial Intelligence mission critical psyops can be programmed with dispositions then left alone to realize their goals. Some can even assess their own progress.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: ZeusAdur0

This wasn't a chatbot running in a 20 MB silicon memory like we frequently read on ATS.



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