Just 24 hours after Microsoft launched an artificial intelligence Twitter bot named Tay, the account was saying “Bush did 9/11” and declaring its support for race war.
The Twitter bot was modeled to speak like a teen girl and it mimics the language of users that interact with it. Microsoft has since deleted many of the tweets from @TayandYou.
The company said in a statement, “The AI chatbot Tay is a machine learning project, designed for human engagement. As it learns, some of its responses are inappropriate and indicative of the types of interactions some people are having with it. We’re making some adjustments to Tay.”
Here’s an example of an exchange with a user manipulating the Twitter bot.
This whole thread pic.twitter.com/anbkmaZw2i
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 24, 2016
Check out some more of the most ridiculous tweets from the artificial intelligence “chatbot” below.