We've all heard of the uncanny valley - that frisson of 'yuck' we feel when we see a robot that isn't quite human but pretends to be. The 'creepy valley' is the fear we feel when we ascribe human or animal reasoning to non-sentient machines, and fear their actions.

This week we compare Trump's platform to machine learning - the more you optimize for a biased data set, the further away you get from the real optimum. So how do we make sure our data sets aren't biased?

Reddit is not the answer, despite OpenAI using it to train their AI. Meanwhile, makers of sexbots are trying to write love into the process, while one Google researcher thinks we do a better job training computers than teaching our own children.


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“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” ― Eliezer Yudkowsky