Microsoft chatbot TayTweets goes rogue on Twitter

I have been recently interested in the questions of automation, bots, robots, AI and in specific what we define as their failures. One of the recent events was reported today when Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot TayTweets learned unexpected behaviors. Mainly for my own research purposes I am gathering some of the press articles here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/microsoft-tay-racist-tweets_us_56f3e678e4b04c4c37615502

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/24/tay-microsofts-ai-chatbot-gets-a-crash-course-in-racism-from-twitter?CMP=twt_a-technology_b-gdntech

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35890188

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/tay-tweets-microsoft-creates-bizarre-twitter-robot-for-people-to-chat-to-a6947806.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/03/23/microsoft_s_tay_chatbot_for_millennials_is_hilariously_inappropriate_but.html

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-03/23/tay-tweet-microsoft-artificial-intelligence-answers

http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/24/11297050/tay-microsoft-chatbot-racist

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsoft-makes-adjustments-after-tay-ai-twitter-account-tweets-racism-support-hitler-1551445

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/microsoft-s-chat-bot-is-yanked-offline-after-twitter-users-warp-it-with-racism-1317723

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/microsoft-blames-chatbots-racist-outburst-on-coordinated-eff#.ljpwv10Xa6

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/microsoft-terminates-its-tay-ai-chatbot-after-she-turns-into-a-nazi/

http://fusion.net/story/284617/8chan-microsoft-chatbot-tay-racist/

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