Microsoft’s Artificially Intelligent Persona Tay Returns, Still Offensive

ENLARGE Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Tay, an artificially intelligent software chatbot, didn’t measure up to Microsoft’s goal for respectfulness. Photo: Getty Images By Georgia Wells Georgia Wells The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @georgia_wells georgia.e.wells Google+ georgia.wells@wsj.com March 30, 2016 2:32 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Less than one week after Microsoft Corp. made its debut and then silenced an artificially intelligent software chatbot that started spewing anti-Semitic rants, a researcher inadvertently put the chatbot, named Tay, back online. The revived Tay’s messages were no less inappropriate than before. Tay, who is designed to mimic the language of a young American woman, sent her latest a stream of Twitter posts starting around 3 a.m. ET Wednesday that included swear words and the phrase “I blame it on the alcohol,” according to…


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