Microsoft Launches the Teenager AI Chatbot of Your Nightmares

Microsoft just launched an artificially intelligent chatbot this morning, and it’s something like SmarterChild specifically tailored to the One Direction crowd. The bot, who goes by the name “Tay,” interacts with people on Twitter, Kik, and GroupMe, and claims that “the more [we] talk to [her], the smarter [she] gets.” In other words, she is learning how to speak from people’s Internet behavior, so naturally she’s an insufferable, insipid nightmare. The bot, which was made by Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams in order to study “conversational understanding,” is designed to learn from her conversations with users in order to create a more personalized experience over the course of a chat. Among other things, she says that the most beautiful place she’s ever been is a “website with a bunch of pictures of Belize,”…


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