The future surrounds us and with each passing day AI becomes smarter. We’ve seen AI play your games, and if you’re using a 30-series Nvidia GPU, you’ve probably used the company’s super DLSS sampling technology to improve your game’s resolutions. But I bet you didn’t know that AI can now not only detect sarcasm, but can also shave it.
Even humans have problems with sarcasm in written form, especially in the case of Twitter, where most users refuse to use punctuation. Fortunately, a study by DARPA researchers at the University of Central Florida has born an AI that can recognize the tone of an Internet troll with more than 80% accuracy on Reddit and that on Twitter exceeds the 90% accuracy (using Engadget).
A recent one press release of DARPA’s Social Sim project highlights that researchers “demonstrated an interpretable deep learning model that identifies words from input data, such as Tweets or online messages, that show crucial clues to sarcasm, including sarcastic connotations or negative emotions ".
AI works using "recurring neural networks and attention mechanisms," by which it tracks the dependencies between signal words and then generates a ranking score, indicating whether or not there is sarcasm. ".
This in itself is an impressive success and could end up forming a basis for AI-based moderation of forums and social media in the future. But in the same news report we discovered that AI has also started shaving … and now we’re starting to panic.
We knew that artificial intelligence could write speeches and scripts, even complete novels, but this has started a new strike.
Okay, so technically it's not AI rap. As a representative of the company behind this amazing video, Replica, admitted in an email to The Verge"The team created this during an internal company hackathon to have fun with a new feature in development, which is not yet open to the public." It’s essentially an artificial intelligence voice that matches the cadence and timing of a replica employee spitting out some crazy rhymes. He didn’t write the jam or anything, so don’t put in too much work.
AI won’t be replacing the rap gods soon, but in the comments section I could distinguish those who have really enjoyed the frankly mocking performance.