Machine Learning

Tay.ai

Is Microsoft’s Tay Chatbot Really “a Bad Naughty Robot?”

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Tay is a combination chatbot and AI system designed by Microsoft to "engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation." It was specifically "targeted at 18 to 24 year olds in the U.S., the dominant users of mobile social chat services in the U.S." If the words "designed" and "targeted" are off-putting, then you're really not going to care for one of the system's recent, now infamous, tweets ... but, there is much, much more to learn from Microsoft's mistake.

AlphaGo

AlphaGo vs. You: Not a Fair Fight

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What made move 37 so interesting is that no one expected it. It was early in game two of the million-dollar Google DeepMind Challenge Match, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by Google, placed its 19th stone on a part of the game board that no human Go master would have considered. Some called it a "mistake." Others called it "creative" and "unique." But considering that AlphaGo went on to win its third game in a row against one of the strongest Go players in the world, the move should probably have been called what it really was: "intuitive."

Big Dating: It’s a (Data) Science

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Millennials empirically know that bar crawling is for recreation – not for archaic, time-wasting, low-percentage mating rituals.  If you want to meet someone, there are any number of big dating sites and apps available.