Robots learned how to write fake Yelp reviews like a human

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Robots are coming to steal your reviews.

Researchers at the University of Chicago have trained a neural network, or artificial intelligence system, to write fake reviews on Yelp – and it’s pretty hard to tell them apart from a human review.

Since many small businesses rely on online reviews to help grow and sustain their reputation, a future where someone – like a rival or angry customer — could hypothetically spam their page with negative reviews written by a machine is pretty worrying.

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