Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Robots Will Be More Useful If They Lack Confidence

Robots will be more useful if they are made to lack confidence? Who cares about confidence? How about making them so they don't KILL US ALL!!!

Overconfident AI can cause all kinds of problems, says Dylan Hadfield-Menell at the University of California, Berkeley. Take Facebook’s newsfeed algorithms, for example. These are designed to suggest articles and posts that people want to see and share. Yet by following this remit unquestioningly, they have ended up filling some people’s feeds with fake news.