How Twitter corrupted Microsoft's sweet AI teen 'Tay': CNET Update
CNET Update: How Twitter corrupted Microsoft's sweet AI teen 'Tay'2:20 /
The chatbot didn't last a day before she was shut down for repeating horrible things she "learned" from Twitter. Meanwhile, Sony plans to make PlayStation games for smartphones and Apple Pay may be expanding to websites soon.
Parents do not let your teenage AI chatbot join twitter. It only ends in disaster. I Bridget Carey. This is your cnet update. [MUSIC] So on the last CNET update show, I reported on a new artificially intelligent creation from Microsoft, a chat bot named Tay. She was designed to speak like a teenager, and learn from how other young adults talk by interacting online. But in a matter of hours, Tay went from a Sweet and sassy online teen full of memes and emoji dreams. And was corrupted into a Hitler supporting sex bot. Twitter users trolled her. By sending her racist and misogynistic comments with foul language. And they also fed her plenty of political propaganda about presidential candidates. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, so in her learning process, she quickly started speeling it all back out. Microsoft turned off the chatbot, and deleted offensive posts, and now they're making adjustments. If only it were that easy to adjust the rest of humanity online. If it took less than a day for a computer AI to learn this is how we talk, We should not be letting computers learn from the Internet. Or what if someday an alien race absorbs us by looking at our online conversations. Yeah, Twitter is gonna be the reason our planet is blown up. So, on a lighter note Let's talk about video games. Sony announced it will be making PlayStation games for IOS and Android app stores and it will use the characters from existing PlayStation games. But it's only for mobile devices in Japan and Asia for now. It's similar to Nintendo's strategy, Nintendo is also making games for smartphones, but so far it only released a social game called [FOREIGN] in Japan. And that will expand to more countries soon. Also on the topic of mobile, ApplePay will be expanding to websites later this year in time for holiday shopping. According to a report from re/code siting anonymous sources, Apple is working on plans to let people shop on mobile websites. By using their fingerprint to validate a purchase on the phone. Right now Apple Pay is used inside of apps but not on the web with Safari. That does it for this Tech News Roundup but there's always more to update your life on cnet.com. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey. [NOISE]