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But that branding, which positioned her as an “artificial intelligence,” was enough to make Tay susceptible to our cultural narrative about the thinking machine.
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(“FUCK MY ROBOT PUSSY DADDY I’M SUCH A BAD NAUGHTY ROBOT” was perhaps her most widely reported quote.) Needless to say, this wasn’t part of Tay’s original design. As Laurie Penny explained in a recent article, the popularity of feminine-gendered AI makes sense in a world where women still aren’t seen as fully human. R tells what is, by now, a familiar story: Humans create robots to take over all mundane labor, which works fine until these slave automata develop sapience, at which point they revolt and destroy the human race.A Microsoft experiment to create a robotic teenage girl and unleash it on the Internet went haywire on Thursday — when the online chatbot morphed into a racist, Hitler-loving, sex-crazed conspiracy theorist.The creation, called Tay, was designed as a “playful” teen girl with whom to chat online — but within hours, “she” started praising Hitler and asking to be satisfied sexually.It all makes Tay’s brief life, and eventual fate, more comprehensible.Tay was nothing approaching a true artificial intelligence — i.e. She was just a sophisticated Twitter chatbot with good branding and a capacity to learn.