In the span of 15 hours Tay referred to feminism as a "cult" and a "cancer," as well as noting "gender equality = feminism" and "i love feminism now." Tweeting "Bruce Jenner" at the bot got similar mixed response, ranging from "caitlyn jenner is a hero & is a stunning, beautiful woman!
" to the transphobic "caitlyn jenner isn't a real woman yet she won woman of the year?
Ms Koster said Hello Cass would help take pressure off frontline telephone support services."Currently we can't get enough people on the phones, so the wait times for people calling a crisis line can be up to 20 to 30 minutes."Ms Koster said Hello Cass provided a way for people to ask about issues they may find difficult to talk about on the phone.
"People can go there and find out information about support services, get some high-level legal advice, or start to put together safety planning if they're needing to leave a violent or potentially violent situation."They could have a friend that they are wanting to find advice for, they could have used violence themselves in the past and want to understand their behaviour."Good Hood has developed Hello Cass in partnership with some of Victoria's leading experts in the field, including WIRE, Berry Street and Victoria Legal Aid.
It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI chatbot.
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Tay — a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in "conversational understanding." The more you chat with Tay, said Microsoft, the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through "casual and playful conversation." Unfortunately, the conversations didn't stay playful for long.
The Guardian picked out a (now deleted) example when Tay was having an unremarkable conversation with one user (sample tweet: "new phone who dis?
Now, while these screenshots seem to show that Tay has assimilated the internet's worst tendencies into its personality, it's not quite as straightforward as that.
Searching through Tay's tweets (more than 96,000 of them!
"), before it replied to the question "is Ricky Gervais an atheist?
" by saying: "ricky gervais learned totalitarianism from adolf hitler, the inventor of atheism." But while it seems that some of the bad stuff Tay is being told is sinking in, it's not like the bot has a coherent ideology.The fear, shame and social stigma surrounding family violence and sexual assault contributes to up to 80 per cent of cases going unreported.