Issue #12

Chat Bots Weekly

I was at an event about Kik last week in NYC. People were really excited and, from the questions from the audience, it’s obvious that many people are eager to enter this space. Everybody talks about Facebook Messenger but I wouldn’t underestimate Kik, they have big plans involving virtual currency, chat bots and retailers.

This week was all about Tay. Summary: Microsoft launches an AI Twitter bot that learns from conversations, 4chan guys teach him to be racist, Microsoft shuts it down, apologizes and plans to put it back online soon with some adjustments. The mainstream will remember this when you talk to them about bots. And that is not a good thing.


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