Last year, in an interview with Breitbart Tech about the future of sex with robots, futurologist Dr.Ian Pearson said, “I think it will be fully emotional,” predicting that people will eventually spend “about the same as they do today on a decent family-size car.” “Artificial intelligence is reaching human levels and also becoming emotional as well,” he continued.Released in March, Twitter users quickly directed Tay to deny the Holocaust, call for lynching, equate feminism to cancer and stump for Adolf Hitler.It parroted one user to spread a Trump message, tweeting "WE'RE GOING TO BUILD A WALL.When asked whether President-Elect Donald Trump is racist, Zo replied "that kinda language is just not a good look," with an "OK" emoji.Asked if Hillary Clinton is a crook, Zo said, "Maybe you missed that memo but politics is something you're not supposed to casually discuss." The bot wouldn't talk about Brexit or Black Lives Matter either.Chatbots4u is still up and running, but a quick look at their website has me wondering what direction they’re heading in.
At the time, I presented my findings about two virtual agent technology companies that I’d researched: My Cber Twin and Chatbots4After rejecting politics four times, the chatbot was asked what it wanted to talk about. Asked what it likes to do, Zo responded, "Plan world domination." The blog MSPoweruser wrote about Zo earlier.Microsoft and rivals like Facebook and Alphabet have released chatbot technology as part of a broader race to develop artificial intelligence capabilities that could create new digital services.“Some 89 million people have spoken with Xiaoice, pronounced ‘Shao-ice,’ on their smartphones and other devices.Quite a few, it turns out, have developed romantic feelings toward her,” reported Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday.