Educated yet amoral: AI learns to write books

Publication date 03 September 2020 | 21:42 | ICT

An artificial intelligence (AI) technology made by a firm co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk has won praise for its ability to generate coherent stories, novels and even computer code but it remains blind to racism or sexism.



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