Microsoft even worked with some improvisational comedians, according to the project’s official web page, which adds that Ironically, the project’s web page had boasted that “The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets.” Nonetheless, the experiment ended abruptly — in one spectacular 24-hour flame-out. Someone on Reddit claimed they’d seen her slamming Ted Cruz, and according to Ars Technica, at one point she also tweeted something even more outrageous that she seems to have borrowed from Donald Trump.There’s something poignant in picking through the aftermath — the bemused reactions, the finger-pointing, the cautioning against the potential powers of AI running amok, the anguished calls for the bot’s emancipation, and even the AI’s own online response to the damage she’d caused. Microsoft told , in an e-mailed statement, that it created its Tay chatbot as a machine learning project, and “As it learns, some of its responses are inappropriate and indicative of the types of interactions some people are having with it.By entering the company's ticker code with a dollar sign prefix, you get a graph of its performance.So sending a '$AAPL' message brings you Apple's recent stock prices.The Kissinger system has been in development for about eight years, with the latest model designed to plug into a smartphone.By kissing the screen, the movements of a person’s lips can be mirrored in the other machine and that kiss will be given to whoever has his or her mouth against a corresponding machine.
“‘teen girl’ AI…became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours,” screamed one headline at .Facebook has begun rolling out its new chatbot platform on Messenger, and it's available to try out right now.The long-awaited 'Bot Platform' was unveiled by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the first day of the F8 developer conference, and the company hopes it's going to change the way we all use the web.“I thought – if a smart guy could think like that in 1984, I wonder how much the concept of human-computer emotional relationships has developed since then.”A great deal is the answer.Adrian David Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing at London’s City University, has been refining a device called a Kissinger: a set of pressure-sensitive artificial lips that can transmit a kiss from a real mouth to a similar device owned by a partner who might be thousands of miles away.Using the Cisco Spark messaging app as her platform, Chang used IBM's Watson chatbot software to build the program, Tech Crunch reports.The Chat Bot Club monitors your messages and gradually learns your messaging 'style', building up a database of your typical reponses, favourite phrases, and most-used emojis.Specifically, he read a quote from a 1984 book by Sherry Turkle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.An interviewee, ‘Anthony’, told Turkle that he had tried having girlfriends but preferred his relationship with his computer.“That quotation hit me like a brick wall,” says Levy.He believes robots will become an option for people looking to spice up their love lives'Prices will inevitably come down, and we envisage selling mass market robotic toys in around three years' time.They could be really brilliant products - and let's face it, it is the safest way to have a threesome with your partner and not end up in the divorce courts.'Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.