Humanity Is So Jacked up It Turned an AI Chatbot Into a Nazi in Less Than 24 Hours

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Microsoft launched a chatbot experiment named “Tay” on Twitter back in March of 2016.

Tay was built to learn as she communicated with more and more people, and she started out with a pretty decent background in social media parlance like memes and emoji.

At first, things seemed to be going just fine:

But it didn’t take long at all for things to take a turn for the weird:

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Sources: 1, 2

Perhaps @geraldmellor said it best:

Tay’s account has since been deleted, so it’s saves like above that allow us to scroll through that super-racist day in AI history:

Gerald wasn’t the only one to save some screenshots – @UnburntWitch saved her insulting exchange with Tay, as well:

@leighalexander apparently even saw it coming:

It does beg the question…

What did Microsoft think was going to happen?

I mean, they are a technology company, but being hip and “on the cusp” hasn’t really been their thing since 1980-something:

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