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I have been following machine learning and AI developments over the past few years and it seems to be a conundrum. There is potential for this technology to be an impressive utility but also prone to abuse beyond imagination or comprehension. Here are some examples. 🧵

In December 2014, Stephen Hawking warned that full AI could end mankind https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30290540.

In March 2016 Microsoft tested an AI twitter bot https://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-shuts-down-ai-chatbot-after-it-turned-into-racist-nazi/ and had to shut it down as it went from friendly to Nazi friendly in less than 24 hours.

In November 2016, Adobe did a demo of Audio manipulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3l4XLZ59iw just by copying and pasting words and letting the soft

Another experiment from Facebook in June 2017, when their AI chat bots started communicating in their own language https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2017/06/19/facebooks-ai-accidentally-created-its-own-language/.

The latest use of machine learning is the forms of Tom Cruise TikTok deepfake videos