Spine-Tingling True Stories in AI/ML

Medium’s Stats & Bots blog has compiled a list of “creepy” AI behavior in recent years, from Facebook’s AI systems that infamously developed their own shorthand language to communicate, to the recent facial-cognition study in which a neural network was capable of identifying homosexual individuals’ faces.

While fears of AI often concern far-off apocalyptic dystopias of “killer robots” or god-like superintelligent AI, these anecdotes of less-than-stellar –and yes, even “creepy”– AI behavior prove the point that perhaps AI’s most worrying behavior is not omnipotent god-like malevolence, but instead simple design flaws or unforseen consequences.

Could the greatest danger of AI in the coming years ultimately be that AI systems are too dumb?

Creepiest Stories in Artificial Intelligence Development