Thursday, March 24, 2016

Microsoft's Epic Twitterbot Fail

If you read this blog, you've read about the rather hilarious failure of Microsoft's experiment with a learning Twitter bot. Trolls gave it so much input it started turning out hateful, sexist, racist tweets.

So we really have to wonder...

  1. Why are Microsoft engineers so ignorant of Internet culture?
  2. Why Microsoft engineers who program text-based bots have no idea about the range of text available?
Because these are epic failures. Epic. No wonder there are jokes about engineers being completely socially inept.