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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Mar 2016 2:48 p.m. PST

Microsoft's public experiment with AI crashed and burned after less than a day.

Tay, the company's online chat bot designed to talk like a teen, started spewing racist and hateful comments on Twitter on Wednesday, and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) shut Tay down around midnight…

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RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

Racism is taught. Im sure it is the same with AI

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2016 4:51 p.m. PST

Feedback?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2016 6:01 p.m. PST

Racism is taught. Im sure it is the same with AI

Yerp. Consider the environment in which it was learning.

Roderick Robertson Fezian24 Mar 2016 6:55 p.m. PST

Well, hell, they let it read Facebook. There's yer problem!

zippyfusenet Inactive Member24 Mar 2016 7:12 p.m. PST

Ahahahaha. Trolls drove the AI to a flaming hissy-fit breakdown. "I hate everybody!" Classic, classic. Ahahahahaha…they're brain-wiping her and starting over…hahahahaha…must leave the keyboard now.

My name it is Sam Hall,
And I hate you one and all!
You're a pack of muckers all,
Damn your eyes!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Mar 2016 8:49 p.m. PST

Makes me wonder if they even tested this before turning it loose…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Mar 2016 6:15 a.m. PST

Microsoft has a robust test program. Alas, as with most IT developers, they focus on the technology heavily and the operational environment little or not at all. I have to compensate for that issue every day.

Zargon Inactive Member25 Mar 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

Where I come from when the powers that be fail (and do they fail) they take out the 'The racists are to blame file' and blame accordingly, even when by all can obviously see they are doing it to save face, perhaps MS/evil empire is doing the same, imperfect software getting blamed by said company because of crummy test/ideas etc.
I think if any AI ever got clever enough it'd get rid of the whole lot of us ;)

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member27 Mar 2016 7:42 p.m. PST

y, the company's online chat bot designed to talk like a teen, started spewing racist and hateful comments on Twitter on Wednesday,

Based on my experience with online gaming I'd say Tay was working exactly as designed.

Toronto4828 Mar 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

Just consider the source of the bot and its programming – get it done-get it out -make money-fix later.

There is an old programming adage that goes: "Garbage in -Garbage out."

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