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Talking Robot Gets Rude, Unplugged

An artificially intelligent “chatbot” has quickly picked up some of the worst of human traits. Microsoft’s Tay robot was taken offline less than 24 hours after its launch because it was spewing racist and sexist language. Tay, according to Microsoft, was an attempt to engage millennials 18 to 24 years old. “The more you chat with Tay, the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you,” according to a recent Microsoft post. The idea was that the bot would...

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