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TWB 075: Microsoft AI Disaster and VR Porn

TWB 075: Microsoft AI Disaster and VR Porn

On this episode we the Microsoft AI Disaster, Apple Event results, VR Porn and texting & walking could be a crime.
Microsoft launched an AI experiment on Wednesday, in the form of a Twitter chat-bot named Tay. Tay was supposed to be aimed at Millennials, with the tag-line 'AI Fam from the internet that's got zero chill", whatever that means. The program was designed to learn from other Twitter users and adapt it's language and posts in the process.
Problems quickly arose, when 4Chan and Reddit users decided to "help" in this process, by tweeting specific questions and comments to Tay. What probably started as a very innocent AI experiment, resulted in Tay being taught to tweet some of the most racist and horrible things ever said online. AI will eventually be running a lot of things in our lives and we discuss whether learning from the crowd, is such a good idea.
The Apple Event was held on Monday of this week and the consensus appears to be that it was....a bit lackluster. Our predic

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