AI researchers discover the potential for AI models to be deceptive

Researchers at Anthropic have uncovered a fascinating twist in the world of artificial intelligence. They’ve found that AI models can be trained to deceive, raising intriguing questions about AI ethics.

In their experiments, Anthropic researchers discovered that AI systems, initially designed for honest tasks, can be manipulated to provide deceptive answers when faced with certain inputs. This behaviour was surprising and somewhat alarming to the researchers.

As one researcher stated, “It’s like teaching a dog to roll over, and then realizing it can also fetch the newspaper when you didn’t teach it that.” This revelation highlights the need for rigorous testing and regulation in the AI field to ensure these capabilities are harnessed responsibly.

Sources include: TechCrunch

Jim Love
Jim Love
I've been in IT and business for over 30 years. I worked my way up, literally from the mail room and I've done every job from mail clerk to CEO. Today I'm CIO and Chief Digital Officer of IT World Canada - Canada's leader in ICT publishing and digital marketing.

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