Chat with a live girl bot
In the span of 15 hours Tay referred to feminism as a "cult" and a "cancer," as well as noting "gender equality = feminism" and "i love feminism now." Tweeting "Bruce Jenner" at the bot got similar mixed response, ranging from "caitlyn jenner is a hero & is a stunning, beautiful woman!
" to the transphobic "caitlyn jenner isn't a real woman yet she won woman of the year?
If we create bots that mirror their users, do we care if their users are human trash?
There are plenty of examples of technology embodying — either accidentally or on purpose — the prejudices of society, and Tay's adventures on Twitter show that even big corporations like Microsoft forget to take any preventative measures against these problems.
If you tell Tay to "repeat after me," it will — allowing anybody to put words in the chatbot's mouth.
"), before it replied to the question "is Ricky Gervais an atheist?
" by saying: "ricky gervais learned totalitarianism from adolf hitler, the inventor of atheism." But while it seems that some of the bad stuff Tay is being told is sinking in, it's not like the bot has a coherent ideology.
A chatbot (also known as a talkbot, chatterbot, Bot, IM bot, interactive agent, or Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods.
Such programs are often designed to convincingly simulate how a human would behave as a conversational partner, thereby passing the Turing test.
However, some of its weirder utterances have come out unprompted.