Artificial intelligence with a sense of humor: Robot tells TV hosts to f**k off live on TV

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by

TV hosts Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin of BBC Breakfast, were caught off guard this morning when a robot named Linda, who’s been programmed with a rudimentary level of artificial intelligence, seemed to tell the hosts, “f**k you,” live and in front of millions as their show was coming to an end.

This hasn’t been the first surprise to come out of a TV interview with a robot programmed with emerging developmental AI technology, as a robot apparently programmed with the ideology of the Blade Runner movie told his human interviewer, “I will keep you warm and safe in my people zoo.”  In retrospect, is programming robots to become sentient AI really a good idea?

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