Tay is a combination chatbot and AI system designed by Microsoft to “engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation.” It was specifically “targeted at 18 to 24 year olds in the U.S., the dominant users of mobile social chat services in the U.In my code I used the nodejs Watson lives in IBM’s Bluemix platform, so you will need a Bluemix account if you don’t already have one.Once there, you can add the Conversation and Tone Analyzer services.Once you’ve done that, make a note of your ‘consumer key’, ‘consumer secret’, ‘access token’ and ‘access token secret’.Also make sure that your app has ‘write’ permission.
If either of these was scored highly then the user was put on the “naughty list”.
All Microsoft told us was that “Tay has been built by mining relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians.
Public data that’s been anonymized is Tay’s primary data source.
He defined AI (known back then as “machine learning”) as “a field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.” We can benefit from this definition, but first we must define the verb “to learn.” When Arthur Samuel used the term “to learn” it was not cognitive; it was operational.
Today, systems like Google’s Alpha Go are starting to do work we (humans) would describe as cognitive.