“Unfortunately, within the first 24 hours of coming online, we became aware of a coordinated effort by some users to abuse Tay’s commenting skills to have Tay respond in inappropriate ways.” Maybe it wasn’t an engineering issue, they seemed to be saying; maybe the problem was Twitter.
“It is as much a social and cultural experiment, as it is technical.” So, anonymous online humans twisted Tay to their own wicked will.
Tay’s antics were covered scornfully by what seemed to be every high-traffic news source on the Internet.
She was called out by and USA Today, as well as Hacker News, Slashdot, and Boing Boing.
Each bitcoin transaction gets logged on the blockchain, which does not store identities, but every bitcoin user has a wallet recorded next to their transaction.
The AI tool searches the blockchain to identify the wallet corresponding to each advertisement.
S., the dominant users of mobile social chat services. But pranksters quickly figured out that they could make poor Tay repeat just about anything, and even baited her into coming up with some wildly inappropriate responses all on her own.
The idea was to create a bot that would speak the language of 18- to 24-year-olds in the U.
Carrie Pemberton Ford at the Cambridge Center for Applied Research and Human Trafficking said the tool will assist in investigations of sex traffickers and support prosecution in areas where funds move rapidly across financial instruments.
About 4.5 million people have been forced into sexual exploitation. S., many are advertised on Backpage, the second largest classified advertising website.
But elsewhere on the site, in long, threaded conversations, people searched for a meaning behind what had just happened.
“The internet can’t have nice things,” quipped one user on Reddit, citing that time pranksters voted that Justin Bieber’s next tour destination should be North Korea, or voted to name a polar research vessel “Boaty Mc Boatface”.
Backpage did not respond to New Scientist’s requests for comment at the time of this report.