The Robots Will Make the Best Fake News

In an article for Bloomberg written by Noah Smith, robots are seen as the perfect distribution methods for fake news. Machine learning, especially a variety known as deep learning, is arguably the hottest new technology on the planet. It gives computers the ability to do many tasks that only humans were able to perform — recognize images, drive cars, pick stocks and lots more. That has made some people worried that machine learning will make humans obsolete in the workplace. That’s possible, but there’s a potentially bigger danger from machine learning that so far isn’t getting the attention it deserves. When machines can learn, they can be taught to lie.



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