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Microsoft's Tay chatbot foretells a future of annoying robots (The 3:59, Ep. 19)

Tay is accidentally turned back on, Google offers a landline service and Snapchat gets even chattier.

Tay ran amok again.
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We should fear artificial intelligence, though perhaps not for reasons we'd expect. After Microsoft accidentally turned back on its teenage AI chatbot Tay on Twitter, it became clear that AI robots may not be coming to rule us but merely annoy us.

CNET also dives into Google's new landline service, which lets customers use their phone number on a smartphone or tablet, and Snapchat's latest updates, including the addition of stickers.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng and Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin.

Microsoft's Tay chatbot foretell a future of annoying robots (The 3:59, Ep. 19)


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