Daily Archives: June 5, 2018

Meet ‘Norman,’ a terrifying, psychopathic AI

Talk about a pessimistic worldview. ‘Norman,’ a new algorithm created by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sees the negative—to the extreme—as compared to “normal” algorithms generated by artificial intelligence. Where a regular algorithm sees a group of birds sitting atop a tree, Norman sees someone being electrocuted. An image that a non-psychopathic algorithm sees as a group of ...

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