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Tue, Mar 29

How to make sure your robot doesn’t become a Nazi

On Wednesday, when Microsoft had a much rosier view of humanity than it does now, the software giant released a “Millennial chatbot” to Twitter named Tay. She was supposed to mimic 18-to-24-year-olds, learn from her interactions, and develop a personality like her peers over time.

This went exactly how you would’ve expected it to.

Like most 19-year-olds on Twitter for 24 hours with no supervision, Tay had become a white supremacist Holocaust denier who believes that “Ted Cruz is the Cuban Hitler.”

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