ScatterLab sounds like a thoroughly nice outfit, another social media company preying on human weaknesses and monetising them.
They got off too lightly.
South Korea has issued its first ever sanction against an AI technology company for the “indiscreet processing of personal information.” The recipient of the honor is Seoul-based start-up Scatter Lab, who was ordered to pay 103.3 million won (US$93k) for not obtaining proper user permissions. The company illegally harvested …
It's not the first time an AI-powered chat-bot has been shut down because it deviated into not-so-politically-correct speech. Some time ago the same happened to Microsoft's chat bot. So-called "AI" systems have no intelligence despite the name (although they are artificial, no doubt about that), their "speech" comes from statistical analysis of the speech of human inter-actors. In a way, the poor tensor processors are good at reflecting the general mood of the crowd, nothing more.
So who is to blame? Where do you think a simple, stupid chat-bots learned the hate speech? Of course, you can break the mirror if you don't like what you see, but your face will still be the same.
"Excluding himself and his family of course."
A trait he shares with Tony Bliar and Gordon Brown as proved when they tried to impose Identity Cards on the UK whilst declaring that MPs would be the only people not required by law to have them.
Anon cos Mr Fawkes seems somewhat appropriate.
The difference being that the ID card would only have granted the authorities access to information they already store about you. Facebook et al get you to share it,along with a whole load of other data you likely aren’t aware you are sharing, some of which is personal.
I’m not a fan of ID cards at all, but they aren’t nearly as insidious as social media..
I imagine the elderly black folk suddenly evicted from Britain after 40 years because "hostile environment" polled well with Telegraph readers might take a different view on whether lack of an ID card is a good thing.
Same for the folk who will be turned away from polling booths in the upcoming local elections for not having any, or who are eyed suspiciously by landlords because they talk a bit funny or look just a bit too dusky for comfort.
The rest of Europe manages quite well with ID cards and tends to sit politically to the left of the UK. So it's all well and good banging on about civil liberties, but it seems to me that the lack of an ID card is also quite effective at disenfranchising Britons. A voluntary one would probably solve more problems than it causes.
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