In this article from BBC News they report on a psychopathic algorithm that was created by a team at MIT as part of an experiment to see what training AI on data from “the dark corners of the net” would do to its world view.

We can see that a key issue is the data sets that AI use for training/learning.  But what happens when AI are given free reign on the internet? Both mainstream news and alternative news is well known to have a negative and sensationalistic bias- which attracts higher interest and viewership than positive news. Will an AI, be able to discern real news from “fake news”? Garbage in, garbage out as they say. But what happens when a vast majority of information on the internet IS garbage? Are we on the verge of building super-intelligence AI that is reflects more of the dark side of humanity than the light?

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