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How Twitter corrupted Microsoft's sweet AI teen 'Tay'

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, don't let your teenage chatbot go on Twitter unsupervised. It will only end in disaster.

Microsoft created the artificially intelligent chatbot Tay to talk like a teenager, and set it free online to learn from other young adults. But it didn't take long for trolls to corrupt her conversations, teaching her hateful, crude speech. Poor Tay:

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Since we should just give up on humanity, watch CNET Update to also learn how we'll be spending more time on our phones. Sony is planning to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android, and Apple Pay may soon expand to mobile Web shopping.

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How Twitter corrupted Microsoft's sweet AI teen 'Tay'