On Second Thought: Microsoft’s artificial intelligence bot, Tay

A lighthearted look at news of the day Microsoft came up with the great idea of creating an artificial intelligence bot on Twitter, in the image of a teenage girl named Tay, and making her capable of learning through interactions with real people online. Within a few hours, she was a racist, a sexist and a Holocaust denier, and she was spewing all this with gusto, humor and abandon. Microsoft had to take her down before she started winning delegates for the presidential nomination. — Microsoft tried to make some adjustments to Tay and put her back online, but she quickly started boasting about smoking drugs in front of the police. It could get worse. Tay reportedly now wants to hang out with Siri. — A new matchmaking service aims…


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