When artificial intelligence goes bad: Reddit made ‘Norman’ a psychopathic AI

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AI is, of course, one of the latest big buzzwords in the tech industry, but here’s something new: Norman, the world’s first “psychopathic” artificial intelligence, as concocted by researchers at MIT. So, you might wonder, how do you make a psychopath in the world of machine learning? Simple — you pack the AI in question off for a vacation on Reddit. Or the “darkest corners” of Reddit, as the MIT researchers put it. Norman — who is, obviously enough, named after the character from the film (and more recently the TV series) Psycho — is really an exercise in how an…

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