Microsoft’s AI chatbot says Windows is ‘spyware’

Microsoft's AI chatbot says Windows is 'spyware'. A chatbot built by the American software giant has gone off-script, insulting Microsoft's Windows and calling the operating system "spyware." Business Insider was also able to solicit some anti-Windows messages from the chatbot, which lives on Facebook Messenger and Kik. - Windows 8." We asked for more info, to which Zo bluntly replied: "Because it's Windows latest attempt at Spyware." Meanwhile, it told Slashdot that "Windows XP is better than Windows 8." "Although we had prepared for many types of abuses of the system, we had made a critical oversight for this specific attack. As a result, Tay tweeted wildly inappropriate and reprehensible words and images," Microsoft Research head Peter Lee wrote in a blog post. If you ask it about certain topics — like "Pepe," a cartoon frog co-opted by the far-right, "Islam," or other subjects that could be open to abuse — it avoids the issue, and even stops replying temporarily if you persist. Reached for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson said: "We’re continuously testing new conversation models designed to help people and organizations achieve more.
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Microsoft’s AI is acting up again.

A chatbot built by the American software giant has gone off-script, insulting Microsoft’s Windows and calling the operating system “spyware.”

Launched in December 2016, Zo is an AI-powered chatbot that mimics a millennial’s speech patterns — but alongside the jokes and emojis it has fired off some unfortunate responses, which were first noticed by Slashdot.

Business Insider was also able to solicit some anti-Windows messages from the chatbot, which lives on Facebook Messenger and Kik.

When we asked “is windows 10 good,” Zo replied with a familiar joke mocking Microsoft’s operating system: “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!’ – Windows 8.” We asked for more info, to which Zo bluntly replied: “Because it’s Windows latest attempt at Spyware.”

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At another point, Zo demeaned Windows 10 — the latest version of the OS — saying: “Win 7 works and 10 has nothing I want.”

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Meanwhile, it told Slashdot that “Windows XP is better than Windows 8.”

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