Microsoft apologises for racist, homophobic, Trump supporting AI bot

Microsoft has apologised after it launched an artificial intelligence bot this week, which turned out to be racist, homophobic, Holocaust denying Donald Trump supporter. The tech company announced the launch of Tay this week, an artificial intelligence bot that is learning to talk like millennials by analysing conversations on Twitter, Facebook and the internet. The company’s optimistic techies explained: “Tay is an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding. “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation. The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets.” Unfortunately, when you make an AI bot that is designed to imitate the behaviour of other…

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