Microsoft’s A.I. Chatbot Shows Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Source: Microsoft.The Internet can be a treasure trove of information, a communication tool eliminating distances between the masses, and the broadest avenue for sharing opinions and ideas. The problem is, sometimes those ideas are sexist, racist, hateful, or just plain ignorant.  We might be used to seeing people jump on social media and spout out these things out, but we learned last week that some people want to pass on these ideas to artificial intelligence systems too.  If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) released a Twitter chatbot named Tay last week that made itself smarter through “conversational understanding.” The bot was designed to automatically interact with Twitter users and start picking up on the way people talked.  Microsoft said, “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they…


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