Tay Tweets

I am not making this up: apparently Microsoft put a Twitter chat-bot online as part of an artificial-intelligence project, and after a few hours of online interaction it had turned into a Nazi.

Microsoft has since deleted its tweets, but some more of them are here.

The bot, called Tay, has now been taken down for “adjustments”. (With that nice Mr. O’Brien, in Room 101.)

Ah, AI. Our future. What could possibly go wrong?

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6 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Everyone will be a Nazi for 15 minutes.

    Posted March 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    With a few adjustments Tay can become anything. His next persona might be fun to watch.

    Posted March 25, 2016 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  3. Eric says

    Just imagine if Microsoft had trained Tay on Gawker tweets.

    Posted March 25, 2016 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  4. JK says

    Yeah I know it isn’t anything to do with Tay but;

    https://ricochet.com/for-james-lileks/

    Posted March 26, 2016 at 6:21 am | Permalink
  5. OK, JK, I’ll bite — what does it have to do with?

    Posted March 26, 2016 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  6. JK says

    National Review. April 20th, 2015;

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417205/gop-needs-run-against-last-16-years-charles-c-w-cooke

    Then came June 2015.

    Posted March 26, 2016 at 11:13 am | Permalink