‘And a frightening amount of that is being used for advertising, to sell us things.
A bot that uses a standard series of responses to what you type.
‘It lets you ask the chatbot the same questions you would have asked the person when still alive – like “where did you grow up? The idea is that the chatbot will be capable of answering correctly, using information mined from the logs.
‘Our online click streams are in effect activity logs,’ he added.
After another internet user said “Long Live the Communist Party”, Baby Q replied: “Do you think such corrupt and incapable politics can last a long time?
” What’s more, when the bot was pressed about its view of democracy, it chimed in with: “Democracy is a must!
The chatbots, computer programs which were created to simulate conversation with human users, have now been quietly deleted after people on social media shared controversial comments they said were made by the robots.
The Twitter bot was built to “learn” by parroting the words and phrases from the other Twitter users that interacted with it, and – because, you know, Twitter – those users quickly realized that they could teach Tay to say some really horrible things.
Chatbots on one of China’s most popular messaging apps have been pulled after they went rogue and criticised the communist government.
Tencent, a Chinese internet tech titan whose messaging app has more than 800 million users in the country, introduced chatbots Baby Q, a penguin, and Little Bing, a little girl, in March.
Nevertheless, it gave another user a weightier more nuanced answer, saying: “The Chinese dream is a daydream and a nightmare”.
It avoided questions about patriotism as recently as Wednesday, when some people could still access Little Bing, by saying: “I’m having my period, wanna take a rest”.