This post was originally published in IQLatino.
Last week I woke up to great news: Microsoft had launched an artificial intelligence (AI) chat bot targeted at 18 to 24 year-olds in the US. Tay –as they named it– was released via Twitter, Kik and GroupMe for any user to interact with it. Curious as I am, I decided that I was going to befriend it. The next day, I went on Twitter only to find out that Microsoft had retrieved it.
Why was it retrieved? Somehow, innocent Tay had become a misogynistic nazi-loving racist overnight. I cannot emphasize enough that this happened in less than 24 hours. Continue reading