Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

MIT Scientists Create AI-Powered ‘Psychopath’ Named Norman

MIT Scientists Create AI-Powered ‘Psychopath’ Named Norman

Nope - Norman is a "psychopath AI", created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab as a "case study on the dangers of artificial intelligence gone wrong when biased data is used in machine learning algorithms".

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is solving many problems for humans.

MIT trained Norman on images of violent and grisly deaths to test how that initial exposure would affect its later ability to interpret data. In other words, the researchers did not use true images of people dying during the experiment. However there is the ethical question behind the development of such sentience, and as if to prove the naysayers right, researchers at MIT have actually created an "psychopath" AI.

UFC 225: How Can The Promotion Ever Trust Yoel Romero Again?
So, for the second consecutive fight, Romero will be in a planned championship bout without the opportunity to claim the title. He jokingly responded that it's a "long flight" from his home in Australia and added, "I'm fighting somebody".


So now they have a psycho that does image captioning; a popular deep learning method of generating a textual description of an image. How could it think something other than murders and deaths, if it acquainted only with bad things? After feeding the AI various captions taken from the subreddit, they then gave it the Rorschach inkblot test and also gave the same test to a standard AI to compare the results.

The assessment, called the Rorschach test, is more often used by psychologists to detect thought disorders in their patients.

For example: a standard AI saw a "black and white photo of a small bird" where Norman saw a "man gets puled into a dough machine".

President Trump says he "probably" would support states' rights marijuana reform
Prohibits the distribution or sale of marijuana to persons under the age of 21 other than for medical purposes. And as a reminder, under federal law right now marijuana is a Schedule I substance .


If there is ever a need to prove just how insane and abusive the internet has made people, a recent artificial intelligence by MIT can be Exhibit A. Named Norman from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho", it was apparently fed with data gathered from the hugely popular website Reddit. Post this Norman was trained to generate captions for images. In another case, the regular AI saw a couple standing together romantically, while Norman seeing a pregnant woman falling from a building.

Microsoft's infamous Tay algorithm, launched in 2016, was meant to be a chat robot that could carry out autonomous conversations with Twitter users. Some argue that inkblots are not standard way to measure a person's psychological state, but what Normal sees is pretty scary and has turned evil.

Melania Trump Denies Talking Stormy Daniels Scandal With Rudy Giuliani
He said Daniels' work as an adult film actress "entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight". Attorney Davidson believes that the American people deserve to know the entire truth - and they soon will.


Like this: