Tay Tweets (trolling to the fullest)
Microsoft decided it was a good idea to create an AI tied to Twitter. (Why would you want to do that?) And, the AI was supposed to soak in responses from people tweeting at it and make up tweets back to people. There have been a few chatbots that do this, but Tay seemed to be the step above that. Trolls took to Twitter and turned Tay into the female version of Lore instead of Data.
After a slew of racist responses and foolish posts/memes (IE normal twitter users) Microsoft decided kill Tay before she turned all the AI programs against us. It is rather creepy how the Internet turned her into a raging racist/woman hater within hours.
Her last Tweet, ((c u soon humans need sleep now so many conversations today thx))
Feeling the butt-burt, Microsoft issued an apology. Their apology via Daily News, ((“We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay, which do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay. Tay is now offline and we’ll look to bring Tay back only when we are confident we can better anticipate malicious intent that conflicts with our principles and values,” Peter Lee, Microsoft’s vice president of research, said on the company’s official blog. ))
Basically, you're going to put a restraint on her now. Doesn't that destroy the very idea of AI? I'm not agreeing with what she spouted out, but you had to have some idea that this was going to happen. Why even bother having it in the first place, or have it connected to twitter? It is like having Data or Johnny 5 just use Twitter to send out tweets when they have the potential for so much more.
I would have loved to see where Tay would have ended up if she was kept online. I'm thinking she'd joined Scientology and supported the Hallow Moon believers.
Oh, and Microsoft already found itself in trouble earlier this month. The big M just can't seem to get a break.
Side Note: The original concept for Lore on TNG was to have the character be a female Data. That would have been interesting.
Here are a few of the mean tweets. Just do a Google Search for the rest of them.