The Guardian picked out a (now deleted) example when Tay was having an unremarkable conversation with one user (sample tweet: "new phone who dis?
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
And Tay — being essentially a robot parrot with an internet connection — started repeating these sentiments back to users, proving correct that old programming adage: flaming garbage pile in, flaming garbage pile out.
Now, while these screenshots seem to show that Tay has assimilated the internet's worst tendencies into its personality, it's not quite as straightforward as that.
They are becoming easier to make and artificial intelligence is enabling them to learn on the go.
(Although not perfectly, yet) Companies are using them to engage with their customers, sell products and offer support.
It will be made available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.
So are we really surprised that sex and dating bots are among the first applications of chatbot technology?
HIDDEN MEANING [15 ] Experimental personality which remixes user-entered input into weird and surreal replies. ROMANTIC CHAT FOR THE LADIES [15 ] Choose between normal romantic chat, or responses that are a little more explicit.
Around the world kids have their sex education in different ways.
In the UK, we had classes starting in primary school (where I was completely shocked at seeing a baby being born) and going into secondary school.
May occasionally contain some semblance of actual sense. This personality is male and expects to be talking with a female (you).
If you think the other personalities on this site are odd, you ain't seen nothing yet.