May 30, 2017 11:05 AM EDT
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, their capabilities also increase even to the point of becoming almost human-like - from the way they think to the way they speak - that it elicits fear to some people. To quell this rising fear, a group of Australian scientists developed a machine they called anti-AI artificial intelligence.
The anti-AI AI is a wearable device that has the capability to identify whether the voice on the other end of the line belongs to a human or a machine. The device is powered by Google's TensorFlow machine learning software and equipped with a small Peltier plate that gives the wearer a chill if the speaker is a machine.
The team trained the artificial intelligence on a database of synthetic voices to help them identify artificial speech patterns. When the wearable anti-AI AI hears the voice on the other side of the line, it sends the data to the neural network in the cloud. When the voice belongs to a human, it is given a green light and everything proceeds as usual. However, if the device detects an Android is speaking, the wearer feels a noticeable chill on their skin at the back of their neck down their spine.
The researchers said that they want the wearers to experience what the anti-AI AI is feeling as it detects a non-human on the other end of the line.
At present, the device is still a prototype and the researchers said that they are still refining it and improve the neural network by adding more synthetic content in the future.
Will humans really need such device in the future? Most probably, especially in the age where fake news is flourishing, it helps to know that humans have the capability to detect the real from not.
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