Microsoft ‘makes adjustments’ after Tay AI Twitter account tweets racism and support for Hitler

It took less than a day for the internet to teach Microsoft’s new artificial intelligence-powered Twitter robot, Tay, to become a racist, sexist Nazi sympathiser who denies the Holocaust and is in favour of genocide against Mexicans. The account was paused by Microsoft less than 24 hours after it launched and some of its most offensive tweets have been deleted; the company says it is now “making some adjustments.” Tay, which tweeted publicly and engaged with users through private direct messages, was supposed to be a fun experiment which would interact with 18- to 24-year-old Twitter users based in the US. Microsoft said it hoped Tay would help “conduct research on conversational understanding”. The company said: “The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets, so the experience can…


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