Microsoft Had to Suspend Its AI Chatbot After It Veered Into White Supremacy

Less than a day after Microsoft launched its new artificial intelligence bot Tay, she has already learned the most important lesson of the internet: Never tweet.

Microsoft reportedly had to suspend Tay from tweeting after she tweeted a series of racist statements, including “Hitler was right I hate the jews.” The company had launched the AI on Wednesday, which was designed to communicate with “18 to 24 year olds in the U.S” and “experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding.” It appears some of her racist replies were simply regurgitating the statements trolls tweeted at her.

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