Microsoft’s new chatbot wants to hang out with millennials on Twitter

Microsoft Microsoft has created a new artificial intelligence chat bot that it claims will become smarter the more you talk to it. The bot, ‘Tay’, has been dubbed by its Microsoft and Bing creators as “AI fam from the internet that’s got zero chill!” The real-world aim of the bot is to allow researchers to “experiment” with conversational understanding, and learn how people really talk to each other. Naturally, for a bot that’s available through Twitter and messaging platforms Kik and GroupMe, the AI is already filling the role of a millennial; emojis are included in its vocabulary, and it’s explicitly aimed at 18-24-year-olds in the US, Microsoft says. The bot appears to have little practical function for users, but is capable of three different methods of communication: its website…


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