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device that 'thinks like a murderer' and produces creepy poetry to help crack the [Zodiac] ciphers
Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2017 | Ariel Zilber

Posted on 11/16/2017 1:34:37 PM PST by mairdie

A supercomputer programmed to think like the notorious Zodiac killer produced some creepy poetry when fed all the known writings of the elusive criminal, it was learned Thursday.

A University of Southern California professor created an artificial intelligence software that was designed to help crack the code of the Z340, the Zodiac killer’s famous cipher.

The ciphers, which were sent with letters to the police and newspapers in Northern California during the 1960s and 70s, contain letters and symbols that may hide clues as to the killer’s identity.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Poetry; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ai; zodiackiller
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Anyone else think this is really a Criminal Minds plot?
1 posted on 11/16/2017 1:34:37 PM PST by mairdie
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To: mairdie

This is a bad idea all the way around.


2 posted on 11/16/2017 1:35:22 PM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. And what makes it even more despicable is that the)
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To: mairdie

Who are the dummies who do this stuff? Have they never seen a movie? This NEVER ends well.

3 posted on 11/16/2017 1:37:00 PM PST by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: WMarshal

Could you elaborate? It’s creepy, I agree, but could it have some potential for understanding the killer and lead to real clues?


4 posted on 11/16/2017 1:38:07 PM PST by mairdie
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To: mairdie
Solved.


5 posted on 11/16/2017 1:38:09 PM PST by ThreeYearLurker
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To: mairdie

OK...that’s weird.


6 posted on 11/16/2017 1:40:12 PM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: mairdie

Next they need to apply it to Jack the Ripper.

I was really interested in the Charles Lechmere (sic Cross) theory.


7 posted on 11/16/2017 1:41:22 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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Did the computer say “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. “


8 posted on 11/16/2017 1:42:34 PM PST by beergarden
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9 posted on 11/16/2017 1:43:21 PM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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yikes...the professor looks like the police sketch


10 posted on 11/16/2017 1:46:57 PM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.Ever.)
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You’re RIGHT!!!! Wonder if that’s what got him interested in the project.


11 posted on 11/16/2017 1:50:25 PM PST by mairdie
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If this computer mergers with Sky-net, humans are really screwed....


12 posted on 11/16/2017 1:55:26 PM PST by PGR88
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Bkmrk.


13 posted on 11/16/2017 2:01:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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To: stylin19a
yikes...the professor looks like the police sketch


14 posted on 11/16/2017 2:02:31 PM PST by cynwoody
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That is SO funny!


15 posted on 11/16/2017 2:03:29 PM PST by mairdie
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To: stylin19a

Professor Knight, where were you on the evenings of.......?


16 posted on 11/16/2017 2:04:17 PM PST by Salvavida (The Missouri citizen's militia sends its regards.)
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To: mairdie
Programmers reuse objects all the time, AI is no different. Most artificial intelligence are not directly programmed, they are set up with basic parameters and Enabling hardware and software and trained with massive sets of data:

NVIDIA defines machine learning like this: “Machine Learning at its most basic is the practice of using algorithms to parse data, learn from it, and then make a determination or prediction about something in the world.”
Instead of preprogramming software to complete a specific task, as narrow AI does, machine learning uses algorithms that allow a computer to learn from the vast amounts of data it receives so it can complete a task on its own.
Intel puts it this way: “Machine learning is this idea of marrying algorithms and statistics” so that the machine can learn from new data.
NVIDIA uses machine learning to allow sensors, cameras, and computers to process the images they see and create a type of computer vision.
The hardware and software work together to understand what the edge of a road sign looks like, what letters of the alphabet are, and how to identify where an object begins and where it ends. When all of these algorithms work together and learn based on what they see, they identify things like stop signs for driverless car technology.

There is nothing stopping these idiots from reusing this creepy serial-killer as an “adversarial machine learning” opponent/trainer for another AI like, for instance, training a “detective” AI. (see here: https://mascherari.press/introduction-to-adversarial-machine-learning/).

The problem is that while the detective AI is getting better after being spoofed billions/trillions of times by the serial killer AI, the serial killer AIS getting better as well after each of its failures. There are many scenarios that the serial killer AI could be used legitimately or nefarious. Repeat this process over and over for say 20 to 30 years along with exponential growth computer power and everything being increasingly connected to the Internet and feeding data from the real world to cyberspace (like Alexa the voice assistant spy, smart utility meters, government spyware in your cars, planes, smartphones) and there will come along a problem for everyone.

I wonder what a neophyte serial killer be willing to pay to have a captive serial killer AI plot all his moves?

17 posted on 11/16/2017 2:07:34 PM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. And what makes it even more despicable is that the)
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I read it had already been solved.
The few extra symbols at the bottom of the first letter decoded to an anagram of his name.

And someone else decoded the other letters as well, showing the same name.

Turned out to be one of the suspects, Arthur Leigh Allen, already dead.

http://www.tonypolito.com/zodiac.pdf


18 posted on 11/16/2017 2:08:18 PM PST by Toughluck_freeper
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Infinite thanks! That was just what I needed to understand this.

All of my work has been in analyzing poetry by computer with the words viewed as symbols, not as AI contextual content. I never got into AI. My field was computer programming languages so, again, symbols. Obviously, I need to expand my reading. Deep thanks.


19 posted on 11/16/2017 2:15:46 PM PST by mairdie
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20 posted on 11/16/2017 2:20:00 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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