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B. de Corbin
20 Sep 2017, 06:22
OK, this is a weird part of our modern world. I actually found this out when I wanted to buy Potassium Nitrate (common food preservative, but also a components in many explosive recipes) to make corned beef, and Amazon suggested I might want to buy some bomb making ingredients.

Amazon's artificial intelligence makes lists of stuff "frequently bought together" and that can remind the wannabe bomb maker to get ball bearings, rat poison, and timing devices for their explosives.


https://youtu.be/qmE0Q1jGKv0

MaskedOne
20 Sep 2017, 07:41
That's actually sort of hillarious. A little scary but still highly entertaining.

B. de Corbin
20 Sep 2017, 07:44
That's actually sort of hillarious. A little scary but still highly entertaining.

Yeah - when you leave the thinking to amoral electronics, you get amoral thoughts.

anunitu
20 Sep 2017, 09:25
That would be such a new idea for a SF movie plot. Attack of the killer AI's

B. de Corbin
20 Sep 2017, 09:49
That would be such a new idea for a SF movie plot. Attack of the killer AI's

Wow- I bet you're the first person to have come up with that idea...

:cool:

anunitu
20 Sep 2017, 09:50
No,Amazon beat me to it