Microsoft shuts down AI chatbot after it turned into a Nazi

Microsoft got a swift lesson this week on the dark side of social media. Yesterday the company launched “Tay,” an artificial intelligence chatbot designed to develop conversational understanding by interacting with humans. Users could follow and interact with the bot @TayandYou on Twitter and it would tweet back, learning as it went from other users’ posts. Today, the company had to shut it down because the bot started spewing a series of lewd and racist tweets. Tay was set up with a young, female persona that Microsoft’s AI programmers apparently meant to appeal to millennials. However, within 24 hours, Twitter users tricked the bot into posting things like “Hitler was right I hate the jews” and “Ted Cruz is the Cuban Hitler.” Tay also tweeted about Donald Trump: “All hail…


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