On one website forum, a user called Libby wrote: “Too many minor flaws to be a robot like different sized nostrils.” Another posted: “It's definitely not a robot! ” The game revolves around the android Kara, who breaks out of a factory where she was made and battles against the servitude of robots under humans.: “This is a Cyberlife creation impersonated by a real human being.” The company’s "android" demonstration came after a similar stunt at a tech conference in Las Vegas in January.
The tale of this illuminating but aborted millennial-focused project was told most succinctly so far by The Telegraph newspaper in a headline: “Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours.” That deletion sounds like a good move, given the transformation in question. They crowd-sourced the masses for human intelligence, and, go figure, they reaped a harvest of ignorance, racism, sexism and perversion.
To be sure, Microsoft’s “chat bot” Tay, big-eyed, cute, and artfully pixelated, may represent the future.
Chat bots, AI-powered fake people that interact with customers via text messages, have become a huge focus across many industries.
San Francisco’s Chatfuel helped create bots for messaging-app Telegram, also does work for Forbes and Techcrunch, and recently received funding from Russia’s biggest Internet firm Yandex NV, according to Business Week.
The delightful Tay also tossed out a few grossly sexual comments, a couple of them involving incest.
According to the website Socialhax, which tracked the Twitter feed, “Tay’s developers seemed to discover what was happening and began furiously deleting the racist tweets.” The site also suggested the developers had lobotomized the less-than-savory areas of Tay’s computer brain.
AI systems are typically fed big data and the output of some of the world’s finest brains – case in point, Google’s Alpha Go system that learned from millions of moves played by elite players of the complex board game.
Then the bots take in communications and data from users so they can interact in an informed and helpful fashion specific to the user.
That's because upgrade items and robots cost between .50 and for per year.
This online game also has chat, a feature Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for any children under age 12.
“Bots are the new apps,” Chatfuel founder Dmitry Dumik told the magazine.