Microsoft unintentionally gave us a taste of our own medicine with its racist artificial intelligence …

The Wild West of the internet is notoriously good at making bad decisions. In 1998, a collective of internet users chose Hank the “Angry Drunken Dwarf” as the most beautiful person in the world. In 2012, a coordinated internet campaign picked a school for the deaf as the winning recipient of a Taylor Swift concert. And this year, some on the internet helped turn an advanced artificial intelligence chatbot, programmed to learn from human interactions, into a racist, sexist bot called Tay – all in just one day. Here are some of Tay’s now infamous Tweets: Twiiter Twitter Soon after Tay’s bigoted Tweets started going viral, Microsoft Research’s Peter Lee apologized in a blog post: “Unfortunately, in the first 24 hours of coming online, a coordinated attack by a subset…


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