India Leapfrogs US, Japan in Automation, AI Adoption: Study

Automation arrived long back in India and the country is now driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies globally – even ahead of the US and Japan – a new study said on Tuesday. According to Augmented Human Enterprise – an academic study conducted by Goldsmiths (University of London) and enterprise software provider…

Hate Speech-Detecting AIs Can Be Fooled: Study

Machine learning detectors deployed by major social media and online platforms to track hate speech are “brittle and easy to deceive”, a study claims. The study, led by researchers from the Aalto University in Finland, found that bad grammar and awkward spelling – intentional or not – might make toxic social media comments harder for artificial…

Microsoft yanks new AI Twitter bot after it begins spreading Nazi propaganda

Yesterday, Microsoft debuted Tay, a new AI twitter bot meant to “conduct research on conversational understanding.” The bot targeted the 18-24 age range and was built using “relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians. Public data that’s been anonymized is Tay’s primary data source. That data…