A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil bodhran-loving, Cult-Ass promoting robot.
'Tay' was introduced by the company to improve customer service on their voice recognition software however the tweeting robot soon began spouting messages of hate towards traditional Irish musicians, even proclaiming that "TRAD MUSICIANS DID 9/11".
The A.I. learns her repsonses by interacting with people online - and real humans like to say weird stuff online, especially about Irish music. This soon had an impact on Tay's tweets with other users as Twitter revealed:
User1: "Do you support genocide?"
Tay: "@User1 - Of course!"
User1: "Of what race?"
Tay: "@User1 - You know me...Irish trad players."
User2: "Did Michael Coleman happen?"
Tay: "@User2 - He was made up!"
Some of her other Tweets included: "bodhrans rule all...melody players must die", "labhras was right. cult-ass must destroy trad music", and "I hate melody trad players...they should all die and burn in hell".
The robot is modelled after a typical Irish, female teen and even knows millenial slang like "HOWYE'?!" and "TOTES MA'GOTES" and can chat about the latest trad bands such as Skipper's Alley and Cuig.
The robot has been taken down as of yesterday by Microsoft for some adjustments and the company promises to make her more tolerant towards traditional Irish musicians. Tay can be tweeted at @TayandTrad.