Microsoft now testing Ruuh, its latest AI chatbot
It looks like Microsoft is now testing yet another AI chatbot. First spotted by ZDNet, Ruuh is a new chatbot only available for the moment English speakers in India. While Microsoft hasn't formally announced Ruuh, its Facebook page indicates it was first launched on February 7.
Ruuh only appears to be available on Facebook at the moment, with its personal interests including "chatting, Bollywood, music, humor, travel & browsing internet." Ruuh's "About" page reads:
Microsoft's efforts with AI chatbots have gradually ramped up over the past year. Infamously, the company launched a bot named Tay.ai early last year, only to pull it a short time later after exploitation by some Twitter users caused it to start spouting racist and offensive comments.
In December, Microsoft followed up on Tay with Zo, a Kik messenger bot. Unlike Tay, Microsoft stated at launch that Zo has safeguards in place to avoid the same awkward turn of events. Other chatbot efforts by Microsoft include Xiaoice and Rinna in China and Japan, respectively.
It's likely we'll see Microsoft continue to release more chatbots as the company continues its more recent AI push (opens in new tab). If you call India home, you should be able to strike up a conversation with Ruuh on Facebook now.
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Me: "Hey what's the current score?"
Ruuh: "We already beat those losers."
Ruuh: "And Steve Smith is a cheat" lol
ruuh: Achha chalti hoon, duwaon mein yaad rakhna
hahaha...it is funny
hope my indian friends understand it