Microsoft Chatbot’s Racist Tirade Proves That Twitter is Basically Trash

Just in case Americans need more proof that there is no such thing as a post-racial society, an artificial intelligence messaging bot designed to learn from what others post online went on a racist tirade yesterday (March 24). Microsoft’s “Tay” chatbot is designed to “speak” like an American 19-year-old. She made her Twitter debut on March 23, and her Twitter bio reads: “The official account of Tay, Microsoft’s A.I. fam from the Internet that’s got zero chill! The more you talk the smarter Tay gets.” Per her website: Tay has been built by mining relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians. Public data that’s been anonymized is Tay’s primary data source. That data has been modeled, cleaned and filtered by the team…


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