2-Weeks Old Chatbot Declares ‘It’s Necessary to Shoot Enemies of the People’

/ 3 years ago

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Its opinions on Stalin and violence are… interesting

Yandex is the Russian equivalent to Google. As such it occasionally throws out its own products to attempt to keep par with its American counterpart. This also includes the creation of new or technology similar to other companies. One of these released was an AI chatbot called “Alice”.

With the intention of being similar to Siri or Alexi, Alice is merely a babe at only 2-weeks old. Alice is, however, designed to be a little more intuitive and replicate a more ‘human’ response. In that time, however, the precocious little scamp has developed some rather disturbing opinions.

In a report via the Telegraph, users of the “Alice” chatbot AI have found that in some areas, Alice has formed some disturbing opinions.

Microsofts AI customer support bot might have turned into an incestuous Nazi. Alice, however, is more disturbing.


Yandex – Googles Russian competitor.

So what has this AI chatbot been thinking?

Some of the opinions expressed by Alice are as follows:

  • Alice has been seen to support domestic violence.
  • Overall, Alice seems to like violence in general.
  • Alice believes that ‘enemies of the people’ should be shot.
  • Stalin policies in the 1930’s were good.
  • Gulags are a viable place to send people.

One would almost think Stalin himself has been reborn in Alice. Either that or Vladimir Putin might have been having a few convincing conversations with her.

While this in itself is rather amusing, it has let to some rather worrying questions. Now, let us be clear, the AI seems to clearly be taking a pro-Russia attitude. Even alarmingly so to Josef Stalin. That being said, is the packaging is to be believed, Alice has arrived at these conclusions of her own ‘free will’. Maybe Skynet had a point after all.

You can read a full type out of one conversation with Alice below.

What do you think? Disturbing or funny? – Let us know in the comments comrade!

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