"his programme induced a dialogue more human than any other I've seen" - Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: the Enigma) in "The Turing Test in practice".
"one of the funniest experiments ever performed in computer science ..
A bot that uses a standard series of responses to what you type.
They are computer programs you can hold a conversation with.
In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.
The quality of a cybersex encounter typically depends upon the participants' abilities to evoke a vivid, visceral mental picture in the minds of their partners.
Microsoft of course was both mortified and embarrassed by Tay’s turn to the dark side and shut down the AI program after less than 24 hours.
But by that time, the damage had already been done, and the company has since apologized in a blog post entitled “Learning from Tay’s introduction.” Microsoft Research Corporate VP Peter Lee explained that this isn’t the company’s first foray into a socially-inclined AI chatbot, and pointed to Microsoft’s work with the Xiaolce chatbot, which is used by over 40 million people in China.
Microsoft even went so far as to implement a number of filters and conducted intense user studies to ensure that Tay would be ready for primetime.