Microsoft’s Tay chatbot reappears briefly, failed again, and CEO Satya Nadella on chatbots

Microsoft’s recently-released-and-taken-down-quickly Twitter chatbot Tay seems to not have learned its lesson in decency, as it got pulled again after a brief reappearance on Wednesday, reports Mashable. Tay is Microsoft’s latest attempt at artificial intelligence, especially one that  can hold a conversation. The chatbot takes after another of Microsoft’s experiments in China, called XiaoIce. With its Chinese chatbot getting nearly 40 million users and even a job, Microsoft certainly had a number of reasons to look forward to the same success with Tay. They were wrong. –> ]]> Within the first day of the bot’s first Twitter appearance, the internet managed to turn it from a teenager-lingo inquisitive soul into a racist, sexist, and all kinds of offensive Twitter troll (the details of which you can check out on our earlier coverage). Understandably, Microsoft…


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