Video games and online programs also offer virtual girlfriend (or boyfriend) experiences on smartphones and handheld video game consoles.The crude connections may signal a "robotic moment" for society where humans begin turning to artificial intelligence to fulfill emotional needs, said Sherry Turkle, director of MIT's Initiative on Society and Self. And that a robot would be a safe choice." Virtual lover Such "seduction by social robots" forms a key theme in Turkle's latest book, "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" (Basic Books, 2011).Tay responded to us both by saying, “taylor swift rapes us daily.” Ouch.As artificial-intelligence expert Azeem Azhar told Business Insider, Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams, who are behind Tay, should have put some filters on her from the start.Having recently tried to find good cybersex myself, I see why it's taking them so long. In the olden days, you could find chat rooms where adults bantered, flirted and seduced one another in a supportive community.People developed relationships that ranged from casual friendship to erotic involvement to love affairs.
Yet it was hard to find a chat room where people were indeed chatting, much less flirting or attempting intelligent seduction. It's possible that good cyber still exists, it's just not free.
That way, she could refuse to respond to certain words (like “Holocaust” or “genocide”), or respond with a canned comment like “I don’t know anything about that.” She also should have been prevented from repeating comments, which seems to have been what caused some of the trouble. The behavior Tay reacted to—and the reactions she gave—should surprise nobody at Microsoft.
Conversational AI is really tricky, and it learns by being trained on lots of data.
When Microsoft unleashed Tay, an artificially intelligent chatbot with the personality of a flippant 19-year-old, the company hoped that people would interact with her on social platforms like Twitter, Kik, and Group Me.
The idea was that by chatting with her you’d help her learn, while having some fun and aiding her creators in their AI research. She quickly racked up over 50,000 Twitter followers who could send her direct messages or tweet at her, and she’s sent out over 96,000 tweets so far.
Now, while these screenshots seem to show that Tay has assimilated the internet's worst tendencies into its personality, it's not quite as straightforward as that.