Incident 329: Amazon Recommended Explosive-Producing Ingredients as “Frequently Bought Together” Items for Chemicals
Description: Amazon was reported to have shown chemical combinations for producing explosives and incendiary devices as “frequently bought together” items via automated recommendation.
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Alleged: Amazon developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Amazon users.
Channel 4 News has discovered that Amazon’s algorithm guides users to the necessary chemical combinations for producing explosives and incendiary devices. Ingredients which are innocent on their own are suggested for purchase together as “F…
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