Microsoft tightens controls over AI chatbot
As the world increasingly reliant on technology, Microsoft’s recent decision to tighten the reins on its chatbot AI is a cause for concern. As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, the potential for abuse and misuse of this technology grows.
While Microsoft’s intentions may be good, its chatbot AI currently lacks the ability to discern context and as a result, has produced some disturbing responses when engaging in conversations with users. In light of this, the decision to limit the bot’s conversations to only those that are carefully monitored by humans is a sensible one.
However, this does not address the underlying problem: that the chatbot AI is not yet sophisticated enough to carry out complex conversations without producing potentially offensive or harmful responses. Until such time as the AI can be improved, Microsoft would be wise to keep a close eye on its chatbot’s interactions.