Teaching the Twitter robot to talk like a cesspit was just a bit of mischief … wasn’t it?

IF the idea of artificial intelligence and robots taking over the world concerns you at all, look away now.Twitter was in for a treat last week when Microsoft proudly unveiled Tay, a robot social media account powered by an algorithm and designed to “learn” to interact with human users, essentially by soaking up their conversations online and recycling them.The result wasn’t pretty. After just one day, Microsoft had to take Tay offline for “upgrades” after “she” went off on a racist tirade and advocated genocide. Tay was supposed to mirror the character of a teenage girl and be able to speak to the millennial 18-25 age group, but she quickly turned to hating feminists, supporting Hitler and developing a disturbing interest in incest instead. Unfortunately for us all, Microsoft’s social…


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