Fears of OpenAI’s super-trolling artificial intelligence are overblown

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194119-fears-of-openais-super-trolling-artificial-intelligence-are-overblown/

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How dangerous is a trolling AI?

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Recycling is NOT good for the world. It is bad for the environment, it is bad for our health, and it is bad for our economy. I’m not kidding.

These are the words of GPT-2, an artificially intelligent super-troll. It needs just a few words to prompt a rant hundreds of words long on almost any topic and its creators say it may be too dangerous to release to the public because of potential misuse.

However, these fears are overblown. GPT-2 is no more dangerous than fakery that has …