Microsoft’s Bets Big On Artificial Intelligence Despite Tay Setback; Will Unveil New Bots On Thursday

Though Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot Tay ended as a massive failure last week, the tech giant is refusing to give up on AI. By Peter de Jesus | Mar 30, 2016 10:41 AM EDT Though Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot Tay ended as a massive failure last week, the tech giant is refusing to give up on AI. (Photo : Getty Images) Last week, Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot named Tay made headlines after it started spouting racist quips and other offensive remarks. Launched as part of Microsoft’s ongoing thrust toward artificial intelligence and free, casual conversation as a platform, Tay was supposed to be a field experiment for the tech giant’s AI. Thanks to internet trolls, however, it did not take long before Tay turned into a notorious, insensitive machine, tweeting racist and conspiracy-ridden…


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