Alexa and Machine Learning

Came across this the other day: Alexa's advice to 'kill your foster parents' fuels concern over Amazon Echo

The end quote is particularly interesting:

"Alexa also recited a Wikipedia entry for masturbation to a customer, the Scottish team’s leader said. It gave a graphic description of sexual intercourse, using terms like “deeper”. Amazon has developed tools that can detect and block profanity, but it’s harder to prevent words like that which are innocuous on their own but vulgar in context.

“I don’t know how you can catch that through machine-learning models. That’s almost impossible,” a person familiar with the incident said."

 

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The Zombie Alexa AI Apocalypse is coming...

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1 minute ago, Tom Kirkman said:

The Zombie Alexa AI Apocalypse is coming...

Oh, I dunno, Tom, that advice about "deeper" sounds pretty good to me! 

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fyi: every Big Tech company listens through every microphone, watches through every camera, and tracks every internet activity.  Facebook even sold users' private messages to other companies.  If you don't want the entire world knowing what you do, don't use Big Tech products. 

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