As chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk. “My job,” he says, “is to not blink.” About five years ago, he did, though-in a big way. What spooked him was an experiment at his firm, Man Group Plc.
Mark Zuckerberg may believe Elon Musk’s warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence are “irresponsible,” but a recent incident at the social network appears to suggest the Tesla boss could have a point: Facebook researchers decided to shut down an AI they invented after it started speaking its own made up language.
Behavox uses machine learning – where its algorithm continues to improve with more data – to analyze employees within an organization. It allows the software to build up a picture of workers and then flag anything that appears out of character.