Microsoft introduced a chat robot earlier designed to interact in the style of a “teena girl” on Twitter, but the damn thing turned into a full-blown racist within hours of its first Tweet.
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The AI robot named “Tay” (@Tayandyou) was designed to chat with 18-24 year olds with the idea that she would learn from each Tweet and become progressively smarter and accustomed to it.
Here’s what happened instead:
(Microsoft has been busy deleting the Tweets so screenshots only)
Well, mission accomplished — that is how a lot of millennials are Tweeting these days. I guess the people at Microsoft were expecting Tay to talk about gigs and bands and One Direction and whatnot? Maybe take a little AI robot selfie? Nope — just a terrible racist that can’t STFU about conspiracy theories. Instant unfollow.
Like we always say though – robots are never a good idea.