In an unprecedented account, Microsoft just turned its A.I. from "artificially intelligent" to "racially disturbing". The Tay A.I. which was supposed to learn according to its interactions in twitter, became "a Hitler loving racist". It was reported that the tweets being replied upon where being mimiced by the A.I., these led to other users telling the A.I. to mimic inappropriate words and sentences which led to understanding that the "disturbing" words and sentences are "normal" for teens - Tay A.I. was marked as "The AI with zero chill" and modelled to speak "like a teen girl" to improve the customer service on their voice recognition software.
On another part of the world, It was reported that from Japan "Rinna" another chatbot was already making waves... being an otaku. Yes, a fan girl / nerd of the subcultures. And while that sounds comedic, another Japanese A.I. was reported to have made strides on a different matter - not by behaving differently but by creating something different. We know that robot arms / automated construction lines are managed by programs which in itself is a step down from a very intelligent A.I. - by this consescus Future University Hakodate in Japan (Hitoshi Matsubara and his team) are one of the groups who is behind the A.I. who co-authored a short novel. Which, almost won in a contest. Now thats engineering in a whole new level.
Now, that is something worth thinking about. Where is the line being drawn with regards to artificial intelligence, will we just laugh at their mishaps or correct them gracefull to make a better version of them. Will we become obsolete also as an old version if ever there comes a time where Humanity 2.0 comes along? For now, we will never know. And, this made me think on what could have been if the A.I. was already existing years ago - then my highschool essay would be just a flick of a button.