Tainted Data Can Teach Algorithms the Wrong Lessons

An important leap for artificial intelligence in recent years is machines’ ability to teach themselves, through endless practice, to solve problems, from mastering ancient board games to navigating busy roads.But a few subtle tweaks in the training regime can poison this “reinforcement learning,” so that the resulting algorithm responds—like a sleeper agent—to a specified trigger…

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The Sega Genesis Mini is $30 off for Black Friday

The Genesis Mini was produced by Sega’s longtime partner M2, which specializes in painstakingly detailed emulation. And it’s not just the software that’s impressive; the console itself is a faithful, though miniaturized, recreation of the Model 1 Genesis, complete with a non-functioning volume slider and cartridge slot dust flap. This puts the Genesis Mini in…

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Riot reveals Aphelios’ complicated abilities

Riot Games has finally revealed the abilities of Aphelios, the newest League of Legends champion joining the game’s expansive roster.To many people, Aphelios’ kit will look complex—and it really is. He’ll have one of the highest skill ceilings in the game, according to Riot. This is attributed to the five cycling weapons that he’ll be…

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The New ‘Cats’ Trailer Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Geez, what happened this week? A lot, actually—and not just those impeachment hearing thingamabobs. For one, the President Trump “opened” an Apple factory that had actually been operational for six years. Speaking of questionable statements, the president’s press secretary claimed Obama administration aides left behind nasty notes, which administration officials denied. There was another Democratic…

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