When Artificial Intelligence Becomes A 'Fortune Teller'
"When Alexander Reben began feeding thousands of inspirational expressions he scraped off the Internet into an algorithm he designed, he wasn’t sure what might happen next.
The goal was to train artificial intelligence to create the sort of generic messages that someone might find in fortune cookies.
The result took the artist and MIT-trained roboticist by surprise. Instead of producing the kind of playful and seemingly vaguely perceptive advice known to bring a smile to people’s faces, Reben’s technology turned dark — and undeniably weird ..." (read more)