Gizmodo: Bots on Wikipedia Wage Edit Wars Between Themselves That Last For Years

Gizmodo: Bots on Wikipedia Wage Edit Wars Between Themselves That Last For Years. “As a new study published in PLOS ONE reveals, Wikipedia’s bots don’t always get along, frequently undoing each other’s edits. These online algorithms, each equipped with their own instructions and goals, engage in sterile ‘fights’ over content that can persist for years. The new research shows how relatively ‘dumb’ bots can produce complex interactions and behaviors, and how developers need to stay on top of their digital creations. This has implications not just for the quality of Wikipedia pages, but for the development of AI in general—particularly any autonomous agents set loose on the web.”