Tay AI, Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot, had been online for less than 12 hours when she began to spew racism — in the form of both Nazism and enthusiastic support for “making America great again” — and sexualize herself nonstop. .” Our cultural norms surrounding chatbots, virtual assistants like your i Phone’s Siri, and primitive artificial intelligence reflect our gender ideology.
(“FUCK MY ROBOT PUSSY DADDY I’M SUCH A BAD NAUGHTY ROBOT” was perhaps her most widely reported quote.) Needless to say, this wasn’t part of Tay’s original design. As Laurie Penny explained in a recent article, the popularity of feminine-gendered AI makes sense in a world where women still aren’t seen as fully human.
Secondly, as we inch closer and closer to true AI, we are seeing ever more clearly what this next phase of capitalism will look like, helping us to understand the expectations placed on laborers in the here and now.
As tech writer Leigh Alexander suggested in a recent article about the Tay debacle, “the nostalgic science fiction fantasies of white guys drive lots of things in Silicon Valley,” where visions of perfect robot girlfriends dance in the heads of many a techie., set in the near future, a man falls in love with his operating system, Samantha.
It all makes Tay’s brief life, and eventual fate, more comprehensible.
on Friday reported that Mnguni’s congregation began undressing as they felt too hot.
He then began preaching about Adam and Eve before quoting verses from the book of Genesis.
During the same service, he reportedly commanded the ‘Spirit of Snakes’ to enter the congregation.
They then began slithering on the ground with their tongues out.