How can it not be gamed into saying something sexist, racist, whatever-ist?
Perhaps it's some kind of bland-bot that doesn't express any opinion, in which case I can download Eliza.
Microsoft has officially unveiled its AI chatbot Zo, and a series of bot-building applications all geared toward improving machine communication. Many major technology companies are locked in a race to build the best AI assistant, and interest in chatbots has intensified. Conversational agents feature heavily in Microsoft’s …
How can it not be gamed into saying something sexist, racist, whatever-ist?
Because that's possibly now reserved for the incoming President? I strongly suspect that some of his tweets were actually Microsoft Tay, which may explain the early morning timing of some of them :)
Pah. If one chose to go balls-deep into that festering mess of tribal stupidity and flawed logic commonly labelled "Identity Politics" then it is only totally just deserts when that Other Tribe, the Bad People Tribe, finally acquires the "Magick Boot of Righteousness" - and shoves it all the way up the arse of the Good People Tribes. As they did to them, before.
Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, AFD and Wilders wouldn't be a thing at all - if the so-called "Liberals" and "Experts" were not generally such a bunch of clowns and vindictive arseholes to boot. Pathetic.
The previous bot never said anything racist as far as I am aware. Anti-Semitic, yes, but not anything actually racist. nb - Jews (just like say Muslims and Christians) are a religion and not a race. For instance there are black Ethiopian Jews...
But you cannot just walk into the Jewish religion. This ain't Islam (which was cunningly engineered for maximum propagation).
(Ok, you can, but "I elect to become one of the Chosen People according to Book #1" just doesn't sound right, eh? Better have the correct DNA for better soul security, too)
"But you cannot just walk into the Jewish religion"
But it's still just a religion and not a race. Exclusivity does not equal ethnicity...
"It's both a religion and an ethnic identity"
You could often say that about Islam and Christianity too.
It's both a religion and an ethnic identity. Without realizing that, the concept of "secular Jews" makes no sense. I've even known atheists who identified as Jews.
Even anti-Semites don't treat it like it's a religion. In their eyes anyone with Jewish ancestry is generally considered a Jew, although they differ as to what portion is necessary to make you one.
Anti-Semitic, yes, but not anything actually racist. nb - Jews (just like say Muslims and Christians) are a religion and not a race.Semites are the Jewish and Arab races. Anti-semitic means anti-Jewish and anti-Arab. How is that "not anything actually racist"?
"Well, if you want to play semantics, then there was no genocide in WWII. There are still people of jewish descent walking this Earth, so it was "merely" attempted genocide."
Anti-Semanticism is a Hate Crime!
There is no "merely" about attempted genocide, I'm not happy they tried but I'm personally very glad they failed, so yes, there is a difference.
and Pompous Git above, well done sir, I'm now close to needing two hands to count the number of people I've met who know the meaning of the word 'semite'.
"Anti-semitic means anti-Jewish and anti-Arab. "
Technically yes, and indeed according to studies, Palestinians are apparently more Semitic than Israeli Jews - who are commonly European in genetic heritage.
However - in practice I have only ever seen it used to mean anti Jewish. As was the case in this bot instance. And as per the above, Jews are a religion not a race, so it wasn't racism. Just like say insulting Islam or Christianity wouldn't be racism.
Jews are a religion not a raceMy father was an Ashkenazy and a Roman Catholic. That is, he was a Jew with a non-Jewish religion. You appear to be claiming this is impossible. If you have any evidence that non-Jews can be recruited into becoming Ashkenazy, Sephardi or Levite, please present it. You might also want to explain why there are genetic differences between these Jewish groups and how recruitment causes these differences.
"If you have any evidence that non-Jews can be recruited into becoming Ashkenazy, Sephardi or Levite, please present it"
That's rather like asking for evidence of how non Christians can become English, Scottish or Welsh Christians. Converts to Judaism are widely accepted... see for instance http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/beliefs/conversion.shtml
That's rather like asking for evidence of how non Christians can become English, Scottish or Welsh Christians.No it's not! For example, as an Ashkenazim, I have a genetic susceptibility to Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Familial Dysautonomia, Familial Hyperinsulinism, Fanconi Anemia C, Gaucher Disease, Glycogen Storage Disease 1A, Joubert Syndrome 2, Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency (E3), Maple Syrup Urine Disease 1B, Mucolipidosis IV, Nemaline Myopathy, Niemann-Pick Disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Tay-Sachs Disease, Usher IF, Usher III, Walker Warburg, 3-Phosphoglycerate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Abetalipoproteinemia, Alport Syndrome, Autosomal Recessive Arthrogryposis, Mental Retardation and Seizures, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase ll Deficiency, Congenital megakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia, Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation la, Dyskeratosis Congenita, Autosomal Recessive Ehlers-Danlos VllC, Fragile X Syndrome, Galactosemia, Multiple Sulphatase Deficiency, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa 59, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, Tyrosinemia l, Wilson Disease, and (deep breath) Zellweger Syndrome.
If an Englishman, Scot or Welshman converts to Judaism, they do not suddenly develop these susceptibilities. Nor can an Ashkenazim reduce the risk factor by becoming a Christian, a Buddhist, or an atheist. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews in the US is a carrier of at least one of the above Jewish genetic diseases and preconception screening is now commonplace.
I suspect that converts to Judaism are glad they do not thereby become susceptible.
She said "won't be a Nazi".
Congratulations, you found a single photo of a political candidate waving, from a year where their primary activity was been waving, taken at a particular angle, which makes it look a bit like a Nazi salute.
Besides which, Hitler would likely not be amused. Just look at that lack of Finger discipline! The Fingers should be straight out, aligned and ordnung! Now drop and give me zwanzig! Schnell!
>Who wants to place bets on what it does become instead?
A nazi that can't use mean words. The bot's absolute lack of context can lead it to say some pretty amusing things, you just can't use any of the naughty trigger words - otherwise it'll just return a message along the lines of "I don't want to talk about that".
This site is absolute trash, I'm afraid, but at least it has screencaps: http://heatst.com/tech/looks-like-microsofts-new-chatbot-zo-is-already-turning-into-a-right-wing-misanthrope/
careful with labelling calling climate change proponets conspiracy theoristsBecause that's what they are? I have yet to come across one who can explain why Oke's Boundary Layer Climates, the standard tertiary text, contains no mention of CO2, or why there is no more recent tertiary level text that does. Or why the world map of climate zones is virtually identical today to what it was a century ago. Tasmania has a temperate maritime climate and a hundred years ago it had a temperate maritime climate. Oh noes, the sky's falling in, the sky's falling in!
and to add,
And have rebelled and rejected all attempts by Redmond to get us to become a
Has Ms may have done a deal with Canonical to get this included in Ubuntu in return for letting 'bash' be available on windows?
We shall have to wait and see on that one.
But at least with Lunix we can move distros to avoid any contamination. With windows it is a lot harder. Even the W10 refusenicks are in danger these days with the new patching policy where it is harder to reject individual patches.
Redmond must really be desparate to get all that lovely ad revenue from google.
"Microsoft’s Bot Framework has been used by 67,000 bot developers, who are building chat interfaces for business purposes".
Hi Steve, how was yout customer experience?
-- $%^&* awful
Is there anything else you'd like me to do?
-- go $^%( yourself
Soory Steve there we have no record of a place called $^%( yourself
--Oh just go away
We have a great new list of holiday destinations and bargain flights. Where would you like to go?
Anyway, to any businesses that try and force this sort of shit on me when I visit their websites, just because they think it's new and trendy and have wasted a lot of money on it, I won't be coming back your site again ever.. Or please tell me that when you say "used by" you actually mean "downloaded by" and we don't need to worry too much. Yet.
if you consider that even HUMAN helpdesk operators have to hold back their own emotions (think: internet help desk, 3 trolls in a baggie) and try to be as UNemotional as possible to calm a frantic or angry person on the other end of the line, giving a BOT "emotional" capabilities is likely to backfire in both spectacular and comedic ways.
Instead, Micro-shaft should focus on idioms, metaphors, similes, mispronunciations, and the recognition of outright falsehoods and snark.
I mean, if foreign-based tech support already have a "boiler plate" that they must follow, replacing them with BOTS is the natural evolutionary path. And, we all know how well THAT "works"...
[besides, there's way too much "FEELING" going on out there already. You cannot FEEL an emotion _AND_ think at the same time. THINKING is more 'rational' by definition, and without emotion getting in the way, THINKING will get you to a more REASONABLE place much more quickly. That "FEELING" crap needs to be eliminated. But, coming from Micro-shaft, who "gets it wrong" more often than not these days, I can see why they went with it. They're being WRONG again. Stupid "feelies" *FEELING* that FEEL is better than THINK]
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