Microsoft's Chat Bot 'Tay' Got Bashed

By Dimple A. , Updated Mar 28, 2016 03:21 AM EDT
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It does not bode well for Microsoft's chat bot "Tay." Upon its launching, many have bashed the tech upgrade as incompetent and does not even know what its saying.

According to a former report from ABC News, Microsoft's teenage chat bot named "Tay" which functions as an artificially intelligent system designated for interactions on the social media such as Twitter has created chaos and was presently bashed the users of the social media world.

The same report added on to note that the product was meant to assist 18-24 year old users and "Tay" was selected as an experiment that will showcase conversational understanding. However, despite the aims of its developers, Tay did not function well on Twitter and even on messaging platforms such as GroupMe and Kik.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft representative explained, "The AI chatbot Tay is a machine learning project, designed for human engagement. It is as much a social and cultural experiment, as it is technical."

The representative further explained that it was unfortunate that the upgrade was not able to perform to its full potential and also relayed their awareness of how some users abused chat bot's commenting skills that resulted into "Tay" posting unnecessary words and in turn forced the company to make adjustments to the product.

More report from the Guardian revealed that Microsoft was also facing scrutiny owing to the low performance of the chat bot and even rendered its apology for the way the product has performed.

According to the same report, Microsoft had noticed the negative comments that has erupted regarding its product and finally apologizes after "Tay" used some offensive and ultimately forced Microsoft to shut its operating down.

To prove the latter, even Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research said, "We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay, which do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay."

It remains to be seen whether Microsoft would bring back the chat bot into the online world or will it shut "Tay" for good.  

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