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Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Old 03-24-16, 04:30 PM
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Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Started out innocently enough...



But then it got to know the internet...








Basically, they hit it out of the park, because it really is a true reflection of the internet.




[Telegraph story]
[AV Club story]
Old 03-24-16, 04:36 PM
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Before it got taken down, there were some fucking scary/funny tweets!








How does an AI even do this?
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

If it's supposed to emulate an average internet troll.. I think it's doing quite well.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Based on its comments and grammar, I'd say they lied about it being a bot and substituted a 14 year old instead.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

That is amazing. So how does this work exactly? It reads everything on the internet and then emulates the discourse? Does it say nazi stuff because it's read arguments where the person posting nazi stuff won the argument?
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

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That is amazing. So how does this work exactly? It reads everything on the internet and then emulates the discourse? Does it say nazi stuff because it's read arguments where the person posting nazi stuff won the argument?
Pretty much, but on twitter rather the entire internet.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Is this supposed to be the bot you can fall in love with? If so, it's working!
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

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Pretty much, but on twitter rather the entire internet.
Oh, god. Social Media. Then it did become the perfect embodiment of the social media human.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

I think we've finally come up with something that passes the Turing Test.

I swear, that thing could be one of my cousins.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Can't wait to bang a troll Cyborg that looks like Ava.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Talk dirty to me, Twitter bot.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

I'm probably not doing myself any favors, but it would be very entertaining if this thing was released on Trump and the conversations coming out of such discussions.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
I'm probably not doing myself any favors, but it would be very entertaining if this thing was released on Trump and the conversations coming out of such discussions.
YES!
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

This is why AI is dangerous, and our robot overlords will annhilate us very soon. Bots don't know the dumb lemmings from "the 1%" from the bigots and racists...

If AI is "smart" it'll filter out 99% of the net, and actually learn from the 1% which is of any real value.
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C'mon, it'll be kind of amusing to be wiped out by an army of robots calling us fa*s and saying 'it's just a prank, bro' as they crush our spines.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

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I'm probably not doing myself any favors, but it would be very entertaining if this thing was released on Trump and the conversations coming out of such discussions.
Actually, it was released on Ted Cruz:







And it's no fan of Sanders:








Also, looks like it's back and ready to behave...


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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Tay may be making some embarrassing mistakes today. But Microsoft probably figures that it’s better to make them now, on an experimental chatbot, than a few years down the road, when a program like Cortana is making appointments, buying things, and maybe even answering emails and chats on our behalf.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_te...riate_but.html

No, I don't think I want a learning bot answering my emails.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

This can't be real ... (As I wipe the tears from my eyes)
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Buzzfeed has a nice article on how the guys from 4chan and 8chan did it.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowi...az#.jsRvoGwRGj
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
This can't be real ...
That's my feeling. It's some human wag masquerading as a bot. The answers are too calculated.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Ok, after reading a few of the articles ... Most of the most egregious examples came from a simple "repeat after me" command, not from the AI processing and formulating a response.

The "feeling drugged" exchange is odd though.

BTW Solid Snake, this Tay-bot really doesn't like Mexicans. Did you stick it in her USB port or something?

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The drugged stuff has a different username. I thought it was someone pretending MS put her back online.
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
Buzzfeed has a nice article on how the guys from 4chan and 8chan did it.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowi...az#.jsRvoGwRGj
The botís sudden dark turn shocked many people, who rightfully wondered how Tay, imbued with the personality of a 19-year-old girl, could undergo such a transformation so quickly.
Uh ... maybe because they imbued it with the personality of a 19-year-old girl???
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Re: Microsoft's AI chatter-bot turns into a racist troll within hours of launch

Chatbot is no Eliza.

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