The Internet has been full of news about how Microsoft Tay has been able to offend almost every single person it has treated. The social media has hardly ever seen such kind of Technology driven response system and the very first experience was not a very good one. People from various races and communities were treated with hateful comments by the white race was upheld in every possible manner. Finally the AI was taken down and Microsoft started working on the defects of the program.
Needless to say, the people offended by the hurtful comments, demanded an apology. Microsoft has apologized to the people across the world for the racist comments that the AI passed and has made it clear to the people that this chatbot did not reflect Microsoft behaviour or did not in any way mean that this was how the software was program. Microsoft research corporate vice president Peter Lee said that the chat bot maid offensive and racist comments for which he was deeply sorry on behalf of the company and all its employees. He claimed that this was the result of an attacked by a group of people who identified the problems within the chat bot and took advantage of it. According to him, proper precautions were taken about the kind of abuses that it could handle but this kind of an attack was never really expected. As a result of this Tay happened to go out of control, made comments and sent across pictures that were not really appropriate.
The problem occurred because of the repeat after me feature of the software that was abused by the members of the community 4Chan. Microsoft is all set to make amends now and find out what exactly went wrong. The AI immediately was taken offline but it had already learnt whatever offensive jargon was taught to it. Only after the proper amendments are made and all the vulnerabilities are ruled out Microsoft will post it back online. Till then Tay will remain offline and will not be included on any platform like GroupMe and Kik on which it was additionally rolled out. Surprisingly Only Twitter was the platform on which such negative actions were recorded.