By monitoring what other users said to it, Tay developed an understanding of speech and was able to write new tweets of its own.After cottoning on to the bot's design, a group of users made a concerted effort to bombard Tay with offensive messages.I fam from the internet that’s got zero chill.” https://twitter.com/statuses/712613527782076417 “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation,” Microsoft had said.Boost Juice has defended an online campaign to promote a new smoothie to young adults, following concerns it normalises predatory behaviour.“Bush did 9/11,” Tay tweeted, while adding that Hitler would have done a better job than President Obama, whom she referred to as a “monkey.” In an anti-Semitic jab, the evil bot remarked: “Hitler was right I hate jews.” Microsoft eventually had to turn off the chatbot and delete her offensive tweets, but not before people were able to make screen grabs of the bizarre content.
According to Tay's "about" page linked to the Twitter profile, "Tay is an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft's Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding." While Tay began its Twitter tenure with a handful of innocuous tweets, the account quickly devolved into a bullhorn for hate speech, repeating anti-Semitic, racist and sexist invective hurled its way by other Twitter users.
A handful of the offensive tweets were later deleted, according to some technology news outlets.
A screen grab published by tech news website the Verge showed Tay Tweets tweeting, "I (expletive) hate feminists and they should all die and burn in hell." Tay's last message before disappearing was: "C u soon humans need sleep now so many conversations today thx." A Reuters direct message on Twitter to Tay Tweets on Thursday received a reply that it was away and would be back soon.
The framework was announced at the opening event of the Build 2016 developer conference, where Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella heralded bots as the next big platform to be tackled by tech companies.
Tay, a Twitter chatbot designed to mimic the online behaviour of a teenage girl, was unveiled last week as a demonstration of what the company's new technology could do.