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It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation
Why are bots so effective at spreading false information? Study co-author Filippo Menczer attributes their success to so-called "social bias": the human tendency to pay more attention to things that seem to be popular.
bots  socialnetworks 
7 weeks ago by carlesbellver
No, Facebook Did Not Panic and Shut Down an AI Program That Was Getting Dangerously Smart

When Facebook directed two of these semi-intelligent bots to talk to each other, FastCo reported, the programmers realized they had made an error by not incentivizing the chatbots to communicate according to human-comprehensible rules of the English language. In their attempts to learn from each other, the bots thus began chatting back and forth in a derived shorthand—but while it might look creepy, that’s all it was.
bots  AI 
august 2017 by carlesbellver

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