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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

MIT creates 'psychopath' AI named Norman

S.O.T.T: A team of MIT employees took a normal image-captioning AI (designed to look at pictures and provide a written description of what it sees) and fed it a steady stream of images from an unnamed Reddit board where people exclusively post horrifying, morbid images of murder and death.

Afterward, the team showed this AI (now dubbed Norman) a series of Rorschach inkblots, which are used by psychiatrists and psychoanalysts to judge a patient's mental state. The team then compared Norman's captions to a normal AI that had not been traumatized with images of death and found a disturbing pattern.

For example, Norman captioned one inkblot "man is murdered by machine gun in broad daylight", while the other AI captioned the same image, "a black and white photo of a baseball glove."

Norman's morbidity plays out again and again in the more>>>...