Microsoft Latest News & Update: Microsoft Launches New AI Chatbox Zo On Kik; Chatbot Locked Down Tightly?

By LJ Joseph , Updated Dec 06, 2016 01:29 AM EST
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Microsoft has launched its newest AI Chatbox Zo only on the social instant messaging app Kik. Users are given early access to it. However, Microsoft has made the new AI Chatbox Zo locked down tightly to prevent unpleasant conversations. New conversation models such as jokes are featured.

Microsoft Update: Combined AI-Research Group Creates New AI Chatbox Zo

CNET reports that Microsoft has launched the new AI Chatbox Zo on the social instant messaging app Kik. It is a product of a combined AI-research group under Executive Vice President Harry Shum and a Bing Assistant bot. Microsoft is now giving early access to the new AI Chatbox Zo.

Microsoft Update: New AI Chatbox Zo Successor of Tay.ai

Microsoft new AI Chatbox Zo is the successor of Tay.ai chatbot on Twitter. However, it was revoked in March due to racist and hate-filled comments. Tay.ai chatbot absorbed these conversations and began talking to users in unpleasant ways. Hence, Microsoft is using precautionary measures.

Microsoft Update: New AI Chatbox Zo Locked Down Tightly

Microsoft has made the new AI Chatbox Zo locked down tightly. This is done to prevent any unpleasant comments and conversations similar to Tay.ai. In line with this, Microsoft new AI Chatbox Zo does not allow the discussion of several topics such as politics. Reports say that when asked about the President-elect Donald Trump, the new AI Chatbox says "People can say some awful things when talking politics so I don't discuss." It also tells people that if they cannot say something nice, it's better to not say anything at all.

Microsoft Latest News: New Conversation Models Feature Comedies

According to Fortune, Microsoft has used comedians to create funny jokes that the new AI Chatbox Zo can absorb. When asked if it has a family, the new AI Chatbox Zo replies with a joke that it has a Modern Family DVR'd. More conversation models are featured in the new AI Chatbox Zo.

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