(PCM) You can only imagine what happened once Microsoft decided to unveil their new “teenage girl” Twitterbot and have it learn from the wonderful folks on the internet! The Twitterbot named Tay is an artificial intelligence chat robot designed by Microsoft whose AI was modeled after teen girl speak with the ability to learn from other Twitter users. Not surprisingly, the internet decided to have a bit of fun with Tay and overnight she was quickly turned into a sex-crazed Nazi!
Here is Microsoft’s official description of Tay: “The official account of Tay, Microsoft’s A.I. fam from the internet that’s got zero chill! The more you talk the smarter Tay gets”
The technology works by having Tay begin to mimic and learn from the people who interact with her on Twitter. This obviously led to quite a few questionable interactions from Twitter users who immediately began to question Tay about everything from 9/11 conspiracy theories, support for Hilter and of course sexual innuendo.
This experiment certainly left many people incredibly concerned for the overall future of AI and many could not understand why Microsoft would not have had someone monitoring Tay’s account to be sure that it did not get out of hand in this way. Eventually, Tay tweeted that she was going to sleep after her long day of conversations and the account has been quiet ever since. Something tells us that we will not be hearing anymore for Tay and let’s hope her robot death is as quick and painless as possible at the hands of Microsoft!