The Internet turns Tay, Microsoft's millennial AI chatbot, into a racist bigot
March 24, 2016 - Uncategorized
Many years ago, I discovered the Mac’s built-in computer voice that would say anything you wanted with a few keystrokes on the command line. Of course, I immediately tested the feature by making my computer swear. Getting a computer to say things it shouldn’t is practically a tradition. That’s why it came as no surprise when Tay, the millennial chatbot created by Microsoft, started spewing bigoted and white supremacist comments within hours of its release.
Tay began as an experiment in artificial intelligence released by Microsoft on Wednesday. It’s a chat bot you can interact with on GroupMe, Kik, and Twitter, and Tay learns from the interactions it has with people.
Source: Mac World