Update: Tay has now gone back to its home and is no longer available to access
Microsoft brought back Tay, the company's chatbot that many Internet users managed to take full advantage of it and leading to a racist meltdown. The artificial intelligence was taken offline but seemingly returned to Twitter overnight, only to be withdrawn once again due to spam and drug tweets.
Microsoft's sexist racist Twitter bot @TayandYou is BACK in fine form pic.twitter.com/nbc69x3LEdMicrosoft's sexist racist Twitter bot @TayandYou is BACK in fine form pic.twitter.com/nbc69x3LEd— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) March 30, 2016March 30, 2016
Tay then went on to spam her followers with "You are too fast, please take a rest..." over and over, which subsequently resulted in Microsoft making the account private once again. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though the team behind Tay has quite got control of the situation, but we're anticipating how Tay will be able to withstand the upcoming onslaught from trolls once she's back up and running.
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