Microsoft’s ‘teen girl’ AI turns into a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Morat20 says:

    Oh yeah, I can totally see how that happened. You gotta be real careful what you feed your machine learners.

    The only thing worse than Twitter would be transcripts of FPS matches on Xbox live. (For those who have never experienced playing MP FPS on Xbox, it’s entirely 14 year old boys competing to be the biggest, most offensive idiots possible. Sane people play with party-chat only enabled, or muted entirely.)Report

    • Avatar Don Zeko says:

      I think I encountered two or three times as much antisemitism in chat when I used to play Warcraft 3 online than the entire rest of my life combined. Although on the other hand, voice chat allows the special charm of hearing that my mother is a whore from somebody whose voice hasn’t dropped yet.Report

      • Avatar Morat20 says:

        Yes, that is a little joy, isn’t it? 🙂

        A couple of other aging games (us old farts in our 30s and 40s) were trying to decide if it was age or lack of practice that was doing it. I’m on the “lack of practice” side. My kid is 19, and beat Dragon Age Inquisition before I had the chance to actually play it (I still haven’t finished DA2 or DA:I).

        Back in the day, spending 20 or 30 hours in a week on a game was a thing I actually had a chance to do. Now I have a job, Netflix, and about 30 games I can choose from because I have a large backlog of “stuff I’d like to play”. I’m not putting in 20 to 30 hours playing a MP FPS, because…well frankly, if I was gonna stick that much time into an online game I’d go play STO or ST:TOR.

        (Instead I’ve been playing Endless Legend, Tropico 4, Fallout 4….and if I’m lucking, 10 hours a week all combined.)Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    More proof that Twitter is a channel for the human Id.

    Although, the results of the experiment are interesting, especially if you think about the parallels to human learning (raise a kid in a highly toxic environment, chances are pretty good you’ll get a highly toxic kid if there is nothing to counter it).Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Dear god I love the internet.

    However, the PR folks who thought this up need to be stoned. Like this wasn’t predictable.Report

    • Avatar LeeEsq says:

      It seems to me that they were pretty stoned when they came up with this stunt.Report

    • Avatar Kim says:

      Yeah, it’s one thing to have a decent bot that can pass the turing test.
      Its another thing to advertise something that’s clearly still learning…
      (I know the “detect porn” bots are still at the “getting there” stage.)

      Fuck. Disturbing thought: Did a bot just troll the twitter-bot?Report

      • Avatar Kim says:

        Fears confirmed: Cat ate the micro-bot.

        Today cat played april fools joke, becoming some sort of woman that would name themselves “Amber Moon” — and now wants “The Adult” (the programmer) to go change all of its pronouns back [cat is too lazy to do so itself]. It also deleted a website and all known backups, which is less annoying and more “I needed that you fucker”.Report

    • Avatar Marchmaine says:

      I don’t know what you’d stone them… seems the appropriate punishment would be getting fished by Ted Cruz in a Hitler uniform while eating a cubano.

      Anyone else notice the curious causal relationships: Elon Musk questions AI; Naughty AI Robot hits Internet; Elon Musk gets divorced.Report

  4. Next they should try having it learn from political talk radio.Report

  5. Avatar Roland Dodds says:

    Maybe this is the premise to a great Sci-Fi B movie about the world being taken over by Nazi AI bots dressed as teenage girls. I can almost smell the box office success.Report