Tag Archives: Racism

What the Tech Summit Needs to Accomplish

A bevy of technology executives are meeting with President-elect Trump today, the first in what’s likely to be a long and awkward relationship with the man who both uses their platforms and derides them at every turn. Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and SpaceX…


Microsoft’s Chat Bot Was Fun for Awhile, Until it Turned into a Racist

Microsoft’s latest experiment in real-time machine learning, an AI-driven chat-bot called Tay, quickly turned to the dark side on Wednesday after the bot started posting racist and sexist messages on Twitter in response to questions from users. Among other things, Tay said the Holocaust never happened, and used offensive terms to describe a prominent female…