Did Microsoft Corporation Ruin The Market For Facebook Inc’s Bots?

In late March, Microsoft launched its Millennial-mimicking chatbot Tay on Twitter with disastrous results. Within a few hours, the bot started spewing racist and sexist tweets, forcing Microsoft to pull the plug before the day was done. Microsoft said it  was “deeply sorry” for the incident, but noted that Tay was a “machine learning project designed for human engagement,” so some of its responses were “inappropriate and indicative of the types of interactions some people (were) having with it.” Image source: Twitter, author’s screenshot. Although it was clear that Microsoft didn’t intend for Tay to devolve into a hateful bot, it clearly underestimated its ability to interact with thousands of humans at once, and naively pushed it into Twitter’s rivers of hate without self-censoring capabilities. It also possibly forced many…


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