The Intel microprocessor firm was based in 1968. It’s bushwhacked a path of know-how and innovation within the many years since to develop into one of many main producers of pc chips worldwide.
However by no means thoughts all that. As a result of we stay in a world the place Kodak is a failed cryptocurrency firm that’s now dealing drugs and everybody nonetheless thinks Elon Musk invented the tunnel.
Which implies that right here on this, the darkest timeline, we’re caught with the model of Intel that makes use of AI to energy “White nationalism” sliders and “N-word” toggles for online game chat.
Behold ‘Bleep,’ in all its silly glory:
What you’re seeing is the UI for Bleep. An AI-powered software program resolution that includes a sequence of sliders and toggles that can help you decide how a lot hate speech, in a given class, you need to hear if you’re chatting with folks in multiplayer video games.
In case you’re questioning what or who that is for: be part of the gang. This feels just like the sort of resolution you get if you apply the “there aren’t any dangerous concepts” and “failure will not be an possibility” philosophies in equal elements to an issue you haven’t any enterprise addressing within the first place.
To be clear, I’m saying: even when it labored completely, Bleep is only a Rube Goldberg machine that replaces your mute button. Censoring the potty phrases doesn’t assist anybody when the context and their absence make the speaker’s intention clear anyway.
Hate speech isn’t a magic invocation we should deal with like “He Whose Title We Do Not Say.” It’s an issue that must be addressed at social ranges far past something Intel can resolve with deep studying. And, moreover, I don’t assume it’s going to work.
I believe Intel’s AI division is unbelievable they usually do wonderful work. However I don’t assume you may resolve and even handle hate speech with pure language processing. In actual fact, I imagine it’s sadly ironic that anybody would attempt.
AI is biased towards any accent that doesn’t sound distinctly white and American or British. Couple that reality with these tidbits: humans struggle to establish hate speech in real-time, hate speech evolves on the velocity of memes, and there needs to be no acceptable degree of hate speech permitted (thus tacitly endorsed) by an organization by way of an interactive software program interface.
The time Intel spent creating and coaching an AI to find out how a lot hate speech directed at numerous minority teams crossed the road between “none,” “some,” “most,” and “all,” or instructing it to detect the “N-word and all its variants,” might have been spent doing one thing extra constructive.
Bleep, as an answer, is an insult to everybody’s intelligence.
And we’re by no means going to overlook it. Maybe Intel’s by no means heard of this factor known as social media the place, from now till the tip of time, we’ll see photos from the Bleep interface used to de-nuance the discourse on racial injustice.
Epic Gamer Time, delivered to you by Intel’s new Gamer Bleep. pic.twitter.com/TmSrsYzway
— Dangerous Opinions (@HurtfulOnions) April 8, 2021
So, thanks for that. At the least the UI seems to be good.
Revealed April 8, 2021 — 20:08 UTC