Miscreants were able to find a debugging command phrase – "repeat after me" – that can be used to teach the bot new responses.
In a span of about 14 hours, and after some unexpected schooling in hate speech, Tay's personality went from perky social media squawker...
You are always plugged in and as a result socialsex websites are a quicker way to hookup than going out to a bar and finding someone.
The Facebook Messenger chatbot aimed at 18-24 year olds engages the customer in conversation before trying to persuade them to play a dating game.
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