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What went wrong with Microsoft’s Tay AI experiment?

After being online for less than 24 hours, Microsoft’s AI Tay tweeted: “c u soon humans need sleep now so many conversations today thx”.

As I write this, she is still silent.

AIs don’t need sleep of course, so what is more likely is that Microsoft pulled the plug in a panic.

Because when you create an AI who learns to talk by talking to the Internet, things are going to get pretty wild, pretty fast. Continue Reading