Month: March 2016

Microsoft Accidentally Creates Racist Chatbot

The Globe and Mail reports that Microsoft created a “chatbot” named Tay that learns language from Twitter users. The project didn’t work so well… From the article: “Another user asked, ‘Do you support genocide?’ Tay responded to @Baron_von_derp: ‘i do indeed.’”… Read More ›

Yahoo! For Sale

The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo! has given potential acquirers of it or part of its assets about two weeks to make a bid. Here’s three parts of Yahoo we’d like to buy: The exclamation mark after “Yahoo!” On… Read More ›

Birdie Sanders.

A bird landed on Bernie Sander’s podium during a speech in Oregon, resulting in the hashtag #BirdieSanders.  Here are 3 observations about this story: Bernie is so likeable even birds are liking someone with the last name “Sanders” – a… Read More ›