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Microsoft’s chatbot tweets like a teenager, and it’s hilarious

It’s often said that artificial intelligence will be the undoing of humanity. But what about artificial tweens?

Microsoft has developed a chatbot that talks like a teenage girl, and her Twitter feed is hilarious.

The AI – named Tay – was developed by Microsoft’s Technology and Research team, and is designed to learn and get smarter over time.

And if you tweet @ her (it?), she’ll reply to you:

Tay also chats on GroupMe and Kik, if Twitter’s totes not your thing, k? Snm, # = lame af. Or something.

“Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation,” explains Microsoft. “The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you.”

Related: 9 ways robots are replacing humans

Microsoft continues: “Tay has been built by mining relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians.”

According to Tay’s creators, the AI is targeted at 18 to 24 year olds in the US, and only has access to information about you that’s publicly available on your profile.

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