The bot, 'Tay', has been dubbed by its Microsoft and Bing creators as "AI fam from the internet that's got zero chill!
"The real-world aim of the bot is to allow researchers to "experiment" with conversational understanding, and learn how people really talk to each other.
We want our robot to perform his assistant tasks well, learn and anticipate his master’s habits and preferences.
Delighting his users with witty conversation is just a nice bonus.
When I put the tank in now (with a full clean tank and an empty dirty tank), I get the "Check Tank" status light.
So we designed and built in a few traits that will allow the robot to appear more intelligent without sacrificing our entire development resources for this.
It’s not going to win us the Loebner Prize, but it’s surprising how well it works. Before adding the fun stuff, make sure the robot is doing his job.
"Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation," the about section of Tay's website says.
Tay works based on public data and with "editorial" input that has been developed by staff and comedians, Microsoft says.