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urnash


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Posted: 2019-02-17 21:18
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/researchers-scared-by-their-own-work-hold-back-deepfakes-for-text-ai/

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pj


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Posted: 2019-02-18 07:30
Look at the bright side. The level of the journalism is going to go up.

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken

NeroTulip


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Posted: 2019-02-18 11:29
Signal to noise is already close to 0 in “news”, so hopefully that puts the final nail in the coffin. Then we can go back to reading Plato.

"Earth: some bacteria and basic life forms, no sign of intelligent life" (Message from a type III civilization probe sent to the solar system circa 2016)

ronin


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Posted: 2019-02-18 16:11
Sounds like that 90s trope about telemarketing bots talking to answering machines.

You can have news generating bots writing news stories, then news reading trading bots pick them up and trade on them, which generates more news-y stuff for news generating bots to write about etc.

Or, to go back to the earlier thread, a sitcom writing bot (a library of stock characters, jokes and tv tropes plus some random number generators and a scoring function), and sitcom watching bots that are watching sitcoms to learn to imitate humans. Viewing numbers are fed back to improve the scoring functions of the writing bots.

There is no need for humans to get involved on any side. We can just go grab a beer while bots tie each other in infinite loops.

Brave new world awaits.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

jslade


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Posted: 2019-02-18 18:15
OpenAI institute sure is good at generating hype for itself. Maybe they have a super good "public relations AI."

Pretty sure anyone with Keras and a decent scraped corpus could do this. Could probably do it with markov models as well.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

pj


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Posted: 2019-02-18 21:29
>Maybe they have a super good "public relations AI."
Maybe not.
"But the Turing test cuts both ways. You can't tell if a machine has gotten smarter or if you've just lowered your own standards of intelligence to such a degree that the machine seems smart. If you can have a conversation with a simulated person presented by an AI program, can you tell how far you've let your sense of personhood degrade in order to make the illusion work for you?" J. Lamier

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken
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