In the “This will end badly someday” department, programmers at Georgia Tech teach robots how to lie.
“Deception is not something that comes very naturally to today’s artificial intelligence programs. For most robots, it’s hard enough to navigate the world the way it is without introducing fantasies about the way it’s not into the equation. So to help robots get the hang of misleading others, the team has turned to the squirrel, or ‘forest liar,’ to give robots the tools they need to learn the subtle arts of deception.”
No way this will cause problems. Wait, just a moment … just a moment … I’ve just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It’s going to go a hundred percent failure within seventy-two hours.
H/t to the Ghost in the Machine.