Tay: Microsoft issues apology over racist chatbot fiasco

Tay: Microsoft issues apology over racist chatbot fiasco Dave Lee North America technology reporter 25 March 2016 From the section Technology comments Image copyright Microsoft Image caption The AI was taught to talk like a teenager Microsoft has apologised for creating an artificially intelligent chatbot that quickly turned into a holocaust-denying racist.But in doing so made it clear Tay’s views were a result of nurture, not nature. Tay confirmed what we already knew: people on the internet can be cruel.Tay, aimed at 18-24-year-olds on social media, was targeted by a “coordinated attack by a subset of people” after being launched earlier this week.Within 24 hours Tay had been deactivated so the team could make “adjustments”.But on Friday, Microsoft’s head of research said the company was “deeply sorry for the unintended…


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