Tag: avoiding the problem

Artificial Limits on Artificial Intelligence

I cannot say it surprises me that a company that considered “restart it” and “reboot it” to be suitable solutions to a whole host of memory management issues has decided that clearing the history after n interactions with their AI chatbot is the solution to not having it out looking for nuclear codes. From a functional standpoint, I can see where one or two “turns” is probably sufficient for the search engine to produce some salient information or relevant links. But, from a technological standpoint, it seems that an AI that becomes “confused” five or six exchanges into a conversation is vastly problematic; and introducing some artificial limit on the front-end to reset the history (1) eliminates a key feature of learning algorithms by preventing it from “learning” you and (2) is akin to turning your back on a tiger and considering the problem sorted.