Still, the bots you’re seeing today don’t much resemble Smarter Child and its predecessors—or , for that matter.
The news, weather, shopping, and customer service chatbots on Facebook Messenger don’t want to be your friend.
Abby Ohlheiser of The Washington Post theorized that Tay's research team, including editorial staff, had started to influence or edit Tay's tweets at some point that day, pointing to examples of almost identical replies by Tay, asserting that "Gamer Gate sux.
All genders are equal and should be treated fairly." Madhumita Murgia of The Telegraph called Tay "a public relations disaster", and suggested that Microsoft's strategy would be "to label the debacle a well-meaning experiment gone wrong, and ignite a debate about the hatefulness of Twitter users." However, Murgia described the bigger issue as Tay being "artificial intelligence at its very worst - and it's only the beginning".
ELIZA worked by parsing the words that users entered into a computer, and then matching them to a list of possible scripted responses.
” says Hoffer, a co-creator of the Smarter Child chatbot that lived atop early messaging programs such as AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger.It may seem paradoxical, but this shift away from humanity might be what finally allows chatbots to succeed.