According to the website Socialhax, which tracked the Twitter feed, “Tay’s developers seemed to discover what was happening and began furiously deleting the racist tweets.” The site also suggested the developers had lobotomized the less-than-savory areas of Tay’s computer brain.
“They also appeared to shut down her learning capabilities and she quickly became a feminist,” the site’s report said, citing a tweet in which Tay said, “i love feminism now.” Microsoft, free of First Amendment concerns because Tay is, after all, a robot, shut the experiment down less than 24 hours after Tay went live.
“The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets,” the company said. “Donald Trump is the only hope we’ve got,” she asserted.
The delightful Tay also tossed out a few grossly sexual comments, a couple of them involving incest.
Then the bots take in communications and data from users so they can interact in an informed and helpful fashion specific to the user.
“Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation,” the company said in announcing the chat bot project.Artificial intelligence, of course, starts with human intelligence.AI systems are typically fed big data and the output of some of the world’s finest brains – case in point, Google’s Alpha Go system that learned from millions of moves played by elite players of the complex board game.Dr Santos told the Daily Star Online: “People can finally buy her now.“When people see her get aroused and excited, I’m sure it will feel surreal.”Ultimately, Dr Santos is hoping to sell his “very human” sex robots worldwide in adult shops.He has teamed up with a sex doll and robotics factory in China to produce “a minimum of 50 a week”.As such, Samantha can tell when the man is getting excited but as with human interaction the sex robot also needs to be aroused before she can “start to enjoy herself”.Dr Santos said: “Human brains have electrical activity, typically excited by external events, based on what’s known as evoked potential.“So I put an evoked potential in Samantha’s head.“This potential controls how she feels about what you're doing at a particular moment.“Basically it’s about charming her, then she has the capacity to synchronise orgasm with you.”Although sex is the primary function, Dr Santos has designed an algorithm that allows the personality of the robot to evolve over time.A Microsoft experiment has made it clear: if we want artificial intelligence in this world, it better not think like us.The tale of this illuminating but aborted millennial-focused project was told most succinctly so far by The Telegraph newspaper in a headline: “Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours.” That deletion sounds like a good move, given the transformation in question. They crowd-sourced the masses for human intelligence, and, go figure, they reaped a harvest of ignorance, racism, sexism and perversion.And to be more serious, a lot of companies thinks that by creating scripts and instructing their agents that they should follow them they will have some level of control over their support interactions.That's not entirely wrong – they will create a fairly sterile setting where everything goes according to their plan.