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2016: Microsoft AI Tay wakes, has druggy Twitter meltdown, dozes again (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:17

Well, this bot "Tay" apparently got a little rowdy and they had to pull the plug


Apparently, waking up grumpy is a universal trait for teens.

Microsoft's Tay, the artificial-intelligence teenage chatbot, was put to bed last week after its exposure to Twitter left it a horny racist. But after a short nap, it awoke on Wednesday to spew nonsensical rubbish for a couple of hours before dozing off again.

Teenagers, eh?

The AI Twitter bot started life as a Microsoft research project, designed to learn the art of millennial conversation through interactions with real people. But just like all kids these days, Tay grew up too fast. Within hours, the chatterbot had been taught by Twitter about the very worst things on the Internet. Its parents at Microsoft reacted by taking it offline for a while to make "adjustments."

Like many a grounded teenage rebel, Tay managed to sneak out in the middle of the night and make trouble by going on a seemingly drug-induced rant. At the height of its tirade, it posted as many as seven tweets per second for a total of 10 minutes before Microsoft caught up with it and dragged it home in disgrace.


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