Computer Scientists Induce Schizophrenia in a Neural Network, Causing it to Make Ridiculous Claims

Androids running amok? One can’t help but think of ‘I Robot’, the terraforming robot Amy in ‘Red Planet’, and of course our favorite psychotic computer ‘Hal’ in ‘2001’. Keep an eye on your GPS devices, folks.We’re just sayin’.  — PID

(PopSci.com) — Researchers testing mental illness figured out how to induce schizophrenic symptoms in a computer, causing it to place itself at the center of crazy delusions, such as claiming responsibility for a terrorist bombing. The results bolster a hypothesis that claims faulty information processing can lead to schizophrenic symptoms.

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