Monday November 21, 2016

The Biggest Tech Turkeys Of 2016

The folks at ZDNet have put together a list of The Biggest Tech Turkeys Of 2016 that is worth checking out...even if it's in slideshow format. My personal favorite on the list was Microsoft's stupid self-learning Twitter chatbot. big grin

If there's one thing guaranteed on the internet is that we can't have nice things. Microsoft's artificial intelligence bot, Tay, was a self-learning chatbot for Twitter. But within a few hours, the bot was taught to be racist and abusive from the thousands of people who tweeted at her. Tay was pulled offline, only to return a week later, when she spammed people who unfollowed her. Tay hasn't been heard of since.