Microsoft’s Tay ‘AI’ Bot Returns, Disastrously

Microsoft’s msft “artificial intelligence” Twitter twtr bot Tay came out of hibernation Wednesday morning, still making a bad impression. Granted, this time Tay was not spewing racism and misogyny. However, “she” appeared to be stuck in some kind of nightmarish loop, talking to herself and several other accounts at high speed. “You are too fast, please take a rest,” Tay said, several times per second, for long enough to comprehensively take over the Twitter feeds of more than 200,000 followers. @TayandYou you’re tweeting too much spam. have you tried turning yourself off and on again? — Roland Jackson (@rolandfj) March 30, 2016 And then, mercifully, it stopped. Tay stopped spewing tweets at a rate of knots, and her Twitter profile was made private. Microsoft hadn’t replied to a request for…


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