Microsoft’s Tay AI chatbot wakes up, starts tweeting like crazy. But was it hacked?

This time, the Tay Twitter account embarked on a 15-minute spamming rampage, before falling silent again. Image: Twitter Days after Microsoft suspended its Tay chatbot for spouting inflammatory and racist opinions, the Twitter account has woken up again, only to spam its followers with hundreds of messages. Most of tweets during Tay’s short-lived revival were simply: “You are too fast, please take a rest.” The revived Tay tweets were tame compared with the ones that caused Microsoft to pull down the chatbot on Thursday. This time the account embarked on a 15-minute spamming rampage, before falling silent again. While some users may have had fun attempting to manipulate Tay last week, the account today was causing distress to some followers. During its brief reappearance, if anyone unfollowed Tay, they were…


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