Naughty chatting robot
There are only so many times a person can see comments from the vast Trumpian coalition before they start to be internalized as truth.
Maybe Hillary Clinton is a lizard person hellbent on destroying America, as Tay tweeted, one might think if they hear it enough times.
In my code I used the nodejs Watson lives in IBM’s Bluemix platform, so you will need a Bluemix account if you don’t already have one.
Once there, you can add the Conversation and Tone Analyzer services.
Less than 24 hours after its launch, Microsoft has taken Tay, its artificial intelligence chatbot, offline.
The program, which was meant to study how 18-to-24 year olds speak on the web, appeared on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, and it sent over 96,000 Tweets in its brief lifespan.
Instead of teaching the robot a lesson on how to behave like a human, the robot taught us a lesson on what we're really like.
The phrase "garbage in, garbage out" doesn't apply just to computers, but people too.
"The more you chat with Tay, the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you," Microsoft explained.
Young people go online today and are bombarded with all manner of hateful rhetoric like this, whether it's on Twitter, or in chatrooms or other forums where it proliferates.
They learn from what they read others saying, and, without a bulwark of context to protect them against the vitriol, it's easy for this manner of thinking to infect.
”, and then I could call this via the API (passing in the Twitter user name and tone result): Hopefully that quick run through is enough to get you going with your own Twitter bots or to try out the Watson Conversation and Tone Analyzer services.
Be sure to try out Santa’s Little Twitter Bot to see which list you are on…Santa’s Little Twitter Bot has had an upgrade to use Watson Personality Insights to recommend Christmas gifts.