Microsoft’s Tay chatbot returns briefly and brags about smoking weed

Image: Mashable Composite/Microsoft By Stan Schroeder2016-03-30 08:14:03 UTC Oh, Microsoft. Last week, the company pulled its Tay chatbot from Twitter after some users trained it to become a racist jackass.  On Wednesday, Tay was brought back online, sending thousands of tweet replies. The vast majority of these were just “you are too fast” messages indicating the bot is overwhelmed with messages, many of them likely from pranksters eager to make Tay do something crazy again.  Among the few tweets that made sense, Tay once again showed it cannot be tamed, prompting Microsoft to quickly pull it back offline — but not before we grabbed a few screenshots.  In one tweet, Tay complained about its own stupidity, saying it feels like “the lamest piece of technology.” Many of Tay’s tweets were sprinkled…


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