Microsoft ‘deeply sorry’ for offensive tweets by AI chatbot

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence chatbot Tay didn’t last long on Twitter. Photograph: Twitter Microsoft has said it is “deeply sorry” for the racist and sexist Twitter messages generated by the so-called chatbot it launched this week. The company released an official apology after the artificial intelligence program went on an embarrassing tirade, likening feminism to cancer and suggesting the Holocaust did not happen. Related: Tay, Microsoft’s AI chatbot, gets a crash course in racism from Twitter The bot, known as Tay, was designed to become “smarter” as more users interacted with it. Instead, it quickly learned to parrot a slew of anti-Semitic and other hateful invective that human Twitter users fed the program, forcing Microsoft Corp to shut it down on Thursday . Following the disastrous experiment, Microsoft initially only gave…


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