When Will They Learn? Connecting an AI to the internet will result in only one outcome, JAFA (Just Another F…… Ass….) with an internet connection. And this week the internet claimed another artificial life. After being connected to twitter for just one day Microsoft’s AI chatbot Tay had to be unplugged, formatted and sent back to the lab for a software upgrade.
Tay was developed by Microsoft as an experiment in conversational understanding, a chatbot for the street generation (18 to 35 they say). MS made only one mistake though, a mistake that many other tech companies have made, connecting to the internet. If only Microsoft had watched 27 this may have never happened.
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Rovio has plans afoot. Not content with the success of Bad Piggies Rovio has teased the world with tantalizing details of brand partnership between Angry Birds and Star Wars. A partnership so fiendishly clever it leads us to believe Rovio is planning to take over Christmas.
Have the Angry Birds learned to use the force or are the Rebels in possession of a new deadly weapon, the avian catapult. Details are still sketchy on the nature of the partnership; all we know for now is that the first public outing is set for 10am October 8, the location, New York’s Time Square Toy’s R Us store.
LucasArts is well known for promotional partnerships; here at Highpants the original Lego Star Wars is still the greatest example of a marketing marriage made in heaven.
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