MIT Researchers Have Created The World’s First Psychopath AI

MIT researchers use Reddit to create the first 'psychopath AI'

Meet Norman: the ‘psychopath’ AI trained on violent Reddit content

That said, this is still a field that is being meticulously explored, and one can hope that researchers will be able to refine AI to the extent that it can tackle day-to-day human problems efficiently and correctly in the future. "So when we talk about AI algorithms being biased or unfair, the culprit is often not the algorithm itself, but the biased data that was fed to it". Due to ethical concerns, the team only exposed Norman to captions, not the actual death videos, but that didn't stop the bot from developing a deranged view of the world. Anyone who has watched Altered Carbon can imagine how creepy and intrusive AI can be if we keep making advancements in the field without keeping a check on it. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) unveiled their new creation, a disturbed AI named Norman.

"Norman is an AI that is trained to perform image captioning; a popular deep learning method of generating a textual description of an image", according to a statement from the MIT Norman team, which included post doctorate student Pinar Yanardag, research manager Manuel Cebrain, and associate professor Iyad Rahwan.

Norman was fed a steady diet of blood, guts, and gore from an unnamed Reddit page, and then asked to spot images in a typical Rorschach test.

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They then made Norman and a regular image captioning AI take a Rorschach inkblot tests, and compared their responses. However, we just hope that next time Norman goes online, he sees something related love, friendship, rainbows, flowers, or any non-murderous things for that matter. The result is an AI that can think of little else but murder. In one case, Norman described an inkblot as "Man get pulled into dough machine" and another blot resulted in the AI saying "Man is murdered by machine gun in broad daylight". In another, standard AI saw a "person holding an umbrella in the air" and Norman saw a "man shot dead in front of his screaming wife". This experiment of Norman also proves the dangers an AI can possess when subjected to the biased data set and using them in Machine Learning Algorithms.

Standard AI robot observes: "A couple of people standing next to each other". If your concept of evil machine involves an artificially intelligent system with twisted and gruesome thoughts, turn to Norman.

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