Tay tweets: Microsoft creates bizarre Twitter robot for people to chat to

Microsoft has created a strange robot that can converse with people on Twitter. The robot, apparently named Tay, is artificially intelligent and speaks with people who send messages to it. It appears to be based on Microsoft’s machine learning work and claims that it will get better as it is used. The account, found at @TayandYou, responds automatically to all tweets. But it remains a complete mystery why Microsoft created the account – which has been verified by Twitter – and what it plans to do with it. In pictures: Artificial intelligence through history TayTweets hasn’t sent out any public tweets, only replies, and lists its location as “the internets”. That location is in keeping with its way of speaking, which has many of the characteristics of a teen on…


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