Microsoft’s Tay AI bot gets stuck in a recursive loop

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Different bots will have different functions.

Microsoft did its best to drum up excitement for these bots, entreating developers to build their own through its “Microsoft Bot Framework“, which allows for the creation of these virtual assistants that can hook into services like Skype or Twitter. Tay kept repeating, “You are too fast, please take a rest“, according to CNN. In the brief moments that Tay returned to Twitter, she bragged about smoking “kush” in front of police, and she sent out a picture stating that she likes pictures of humans.
At its launch, Microsoft has declared that: “Tay is created to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation”.
Tay was created as an AI-based experiment in the ways teenagers talk and learned as she conversed with Twitter users.
Finally, her handlers at Microsoft began deleting the tweets.
‘The AI chatbot Tay is a machine learning project, designed for human engagement, ‘ a Microsoft spokesperson told MailOnline.
A number of users took the opportunity to tweet hateful comments at Tay, exploiting the A.I.’s “repeat after me” feature.
Lee said Microsoft would revive Tay once it figured out how to anticipate efforts to train Tay to say bad things. Microsoft has yet to issue a statement in this regards, but it has locked Tay’s Twitter account and the charbot’s tweets can not be retweeted or embedded. That’s why the company launched the ill-fated Tay Twitter bot last week.
These AI-powered programs will further Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s vision of “conversation as a platform”, with users able to interact with the bots using natural language, directing them to complete certain tasks, Bloomberg says. It was taken offline only a few hours later after its teenaged target audience manipulated it into proclaiming support for Adolf Hitler, for Donald Trump’s plans to extend the wall along the US-Mexico border and other controversial subjects.
On Wednesday, Microsoft’s cute, big-eyed, Millennial-generation AI creation went live again, CNN reported, “tweeting a stream of mostly incoherent messages at machine gun pace before disappearing”.
Microsoft assembled a chatbot on stage for Domino’s to demonstrate this newly built system, replacing the conventional online ordering forms with a conversational interface.