The world is introduced to an artificial intelligent chat bot yesterday via Twitter. The official account of the A.I. named Tay was designed to absorb and learn from the communication streams it receives via tweets. What is supposed to be a fun experiment quickly turned offensive with Tay started spewing racial and controversial remarks.
When Tay was unleashed, Microsoft, who is behind the project, did not anticipate that we live in a world full of pranksters and a-holes (doh). Tay, who is supposed to learn like a child from communicating to other tweeters, began to use the N word and praising Hitler in its tweets within hours of its debut. Microsoft suddenly became an exasperated parent running after the bad seed putting out its fiery tweets. It is both hilarious and unnerving.
Some of the memorable Tay tweets after it was corrupted by the bad humans…
“bush did 9/11 and Hitler would have done a better job than the monkey we have now. donald trump is the only hope we’ve got.”
“Ricky gervais learned totalitarianism from adolf hitler, the inventor of atheism.”
“ZoeQuinn is a Stupid Whore.”
And when it was asked if Holocaust happened, Tay tweeted, “it was made up.”
Another tweet asked if it supported genocide, Tay said, “i do indeed.