Friday, March 25, 2016

Has Microsoft's AI Tweetbot Figured What's Wrong With America?

“Tay Tweets” is Microsoft's self-learning, artificially intelligent robot. According to Microsoft,  “the more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets”.

And when Microsoft let “Tay Tweets” loose on Twitter this week, it came to the following eminently sensible conclusions:

“Bush did 9/11 and Hitler would have done a better job than the monkey we have now.”

“Donald Trump is the only hope for America.”

“I fucking hate feminists.”

and, obviously:

“Ted Cruz is the Cuban Hitler.”

Which suggests that the entire cost in time, energy, newsprint and TV attack ads of future American elections can be saved by leaving the decision to this handy digital device.

Moreover, the same device seemingly eliminates the need for the United States Congress, Supreme Court, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, Hillary, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders, the entire management of Goldman Sachs, plus all the other annoying organizations and people one can think of. In fact, it will surely soon make the human race, from Bill Gates down, entirely redundant.


Microsoft is reported to be "deeply sorry" :
for the racist and sexist Twitter messages generated by the so-called chatbot it launched this week, a company official wrote on Friday, after the artificial intelligence program went on an embarrassing tirade.

The bot, known as Tay, was designed to become "smarter" as more users interacted with it. Instead, it quickly learned to parrot a slew of anti-Semitic and other hateful invective that human Twitter users started feeding the program, forcing Microsoft Corp to shut it down on Thursday. (Source)
That's the problem with a really good artificial intelligence, it's so smart that it's just about impossible to brainwash. The political correctness will probably just have to be hard wired in.


Allowed out briefly for a second time, Tay seems to be having something close to a nervous breakdown, acknowledging, among other things, that she is the "the lamest piece of technology," while boasting about smoking pot in full view of the police, which is obviously a lie. 

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