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2020-05-31 1:50:56 AM  
Why are they reporting on something that CNN did ten years ago?
 
2020-05-31 1:59:15 AM  
Here's a preview of what you can expect from their new writers.

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/TBF, Tay was probably right about Ted Cruz
 
2020-05-31 2:06:23 AM  

Russ1642: Why are they reporting on something that CNN did ten years ago?


Russ1642 had an issue with CNN ten years ago, but it may have been resolved today. Due to actions from Microsoft (MSFT, 183.25) earlier today. The company has admitted to using AI as content editors.
 
2020-05-31 2:07:04 AM  
My attempt at shiatty AI.
 
2020-05-31 2:07:30 AM  
Just a few more. That chatbot didn't stand a chance.

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/Tay needed Thorazine after one day of "learning" on Twitter
 
2020-05-31 2:08:23 AM  

hissatsu: Here's a preview of what you can expect from their new writers.

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/TBF, Tay was probably right about Ted Cruz


So I was going to ask about the AI that was unleashed on twitter and became a rampant racist, because I can't distinguish between Black Mirror episodes and reality any more.

That was real and not on the show.

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2020-05-31 2:09:53 AM  
An aside. THIS CRAP ISN'T AI! It is decision tree logic that uses outside influence to refine the tree
 
2020-05-31 2:10:27 AM  
True AI has s ntien
 
2020-05-31 2:10:34 AM  
Nm
 
2020-05-31 2:55:55 AM  
At least MSM will have intelligence now
 
2020-05-31 3:18:02 AM  
Microsoft AI has a history of devolving into outright hatred for all people.  I can't disagree.

Microsoft will also win the contract for Skynet because Bezos made a president feel insecure about having less money and Google isn't evil enough (still evil, but not enough evil).
 
2020-05-31 3:26:34 AM  

baron von doodle: True AI has s ntien


And autocarrot a swell!
 
2020-05-31 3:26:36 AM  
You don't need AI to copy/paste.
 
2020-05-31 3:27:33 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: You don't need AI to copy/paste.


Imagine AI trying to figure out if your username was dismissive snark or dating advice. . .
 
2020-05-31 3:33:38 AM  
Coming soon to a Fark-feed near you: "Clippy wins Edward R. Murrow Award".

Followed by "Prof. Frink goes on murderous rampage."
 
2020-05-31 3:35:03 AM  

Boojum2k: fark'emfeed'emfish: You don't need AI to copy/paste.

Imagine AI trying to figure out if your username was dismissive snark or dating advice. . .


How *you* doin'?
 
2020-05-31 3:41:57 AM  
Some companies pander to advertisers more than others. I'll leave it as a thought experiment for farkers to consider on their one which companies that statement might be most applicable to.
 
2020-05-31 3:42:52 AM  

Prof. Frink: Boojum2k: fark'emfeed'emfish: You don't need AI to copy/paste.

Imagine AI trying to figure out if your username was dismissive snark or dating advice. . .

How *you* doin'?


Already have a professor on my scorecard.

/She was my Human Communications professor.
//I got an A+ in her class. . .
 
2020-05-31 3:47:49 AM  

Boojum2k: Prof. Frink: Boojum2k: fark'emfeed'emfish: You don't need AI to copy/paste.

Imagine AI trying to figure out if your username was dismissive snark or dating advice. . .

How *you* doin'?

Already have a professor on my scorecard.

/She was my Human Communications professor.
//I got an A+ in her class. . .


"A+, would take her again. And also enroll in her class."
 
2020-05-31 5:12:32 AM  
If they rename themselves PICUS, I'll start to worry.

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2020-05-31 7:18:13 AM  
"...moving forward, MSN we'll use AI to perform their previous duties."

Tell me why AI writers are supposed to be a bad thing?
 
2020-05-31 9:30:26 AM  
Humans Need Not Apply
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First broadcast six years ago, and still accurate.
 
2020-05-31 9:43:40 AM  
Writing looks more and more shiatty all the time. LIek 10th graders wth internships. I guess they were just lowering our expectations.
 
2020-05-31 10:22:39 AM  
So, we've found an AI replacement for conservatives on the Twitter. Progress!
 
2020-05-31 10:46:58 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: So, we've found an AI replacement for conservatives on the Twitter. Progress!


Weren't the progressive replaced by bots a few years ago?
 
2020-05-31 11:27:34 AM  
Latest from MSN.
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2020-05-31 11:39:35 AM  
Oh wait, AI? This could either mean that journalism will be less biased and actually go back to reporting FACTS... OR the AI could be rigged to report biased views just like what we have now.
 
2020-05-31 12:02:44 PM  

GreenSun: Oh wait, AI? This could either mean that journalism will be less biased and actually go back to reporting FACTS... OR the AI could be rigged to report biased views just like what we have now.


Depends on whether they allow the Internet to provided the training data for the AI to learn off of.  15 minutes with 4chan/pol/ will turn any computer program into a raving white supremacist.
 
2020-05-31 12:57:53 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: You don't need AI to copy/paste.


I didnt know ai has evolved to the point of being news actors.

Impressive
 
2020-05-31 3:15:17 PM  
So that they don't get shot by cops?
 
2020-05-31 3:22:59 PM  
How long before The Onion articles hit their front page? It happened to Yahoo's front page a few years back.
 
2020-05-31 7:05:33 PM  
Any time you hear "AI will do $SCARY_THING!!1!," you should take a look at what large neural networks are farking up badly. Something like naming paint colors goes badly off the rails almost immediately. More complicated tasks fail instantly if not sooner. Curiously, though, they're pretty good at surreal comedy given enough human filtering. My own attempts to use char-rnn for comedy kind of worked. Sort of. YMMV.
 
2020-05-31 10:23:29 PM  
TIL That MSN actually has a staff of journalists. I figured the stuff on everyone default Edge screen is just stuff pulled from other sources.
 
2020-05-31 10:34:51 PM  
Per Microsoft help, running a sfc/ scannow will correct all your reporting issues.
 
2020-06-01 2:13:40 AM  
 
2020-06-01 5:48:02 AM  
It would be the first time any intelligence appeared on MSN News!
 
2020-06-01 8:04:11 AM  
AI can't create original reporting.

But it can regurgitate existing reporting with just enough changes that it avoids copyright protections.

And repackaged content gets just as much ad revenue (more, with a click bait headline) without the costs.

While siphoning revenue from the people who did the actual hard work to produce the content in the first place.

And people wonder why journalism in America is all but dead.
 
2020-06-01 10:39:08 AM  
Praise be to Colossus!
 
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