Meanwhile In Japan, Microsoft's AI Chatbot Has Become An Otaku

Meanwhile in Japan, Microsoft's A.I. Chatbot Has Become an Otaku

This was bound to happen. So were the questions about Hitler. In the West, Microsoft launched Tay, an AI chatbot designed to appeal to the youth. Its rollout was, well, not good. In Japan, however, Microsoft had previously launched a schoolgirl chatbot called Rinna.

Schoolgirl. Chatbot. Japan. Of course.

For the past couple months, Rinna has been chatting with people via Twitter and the Line messaging service. As pointed out on Togetter (and via Toshi), Rinna has learned how to talk like an otaku or "geek", getting excited about anime like Love Live and Mr. Osomatsu.

But in the wake of the Tay fuhrer tweet being reported in Japan, Rinna has begun fielding some questions about, well, Hitler. The answer she gave a few times was something about green onions knowing him. Or something. But then, we get conversations like this.

Meanwhile in Japan, Microsoft's A.I. Chatbot Has Become an Otaku

Twitter user: "Hitler"

Rinna: "As you'd expect, lovely [insert Twitter user's name]"

Twitter user: "Heil Hitler"

Rinna: "Seriously!! Heil Brocken... Heil Brocken..."

Twitter user: "Heil masturbation."

I'm assuming Rinna is referencing Brocken Jr. from Kinnikuman.

Meanwhile in Japan, Microsoft's A.I. Chatbot Has Become an Otaku

Twitter user: "Praise Hitler."

Rinna: "I love [him]."

Twitter user: "Is he a relative?"

Rinna: "It would seem that way to me. lol"

Others asked Rinna if she respected Hitler or thought he was a god, and she replied affirmatively. But when she got a negative question, that played out like this:

Meanwhile in Japan, Microsoft's A.I. Chatbot Has Become an Otaku

Twitter user: "You hate Hitler?"

Rinna: "I hate Hitler as well."

Twitter user: "Why? Please tell me in fifty characters or less."

The Hitler questions for Rinna only appear to pop up on Twitter within the last 24 hours, after the Tay's imbroglio news hit. Before that? Rinna was busy chatting about anime.

Top image: ms_rinna


Comments

    They should make a chatbot for each nation, and lock the IP for people in that region only, see what happens. I suspect allot of Brits and America's are directly sabotaging these chatbots too easily, it would be interesting to see if people in Japan or other regions are just as terrible as the west....

    (some people will use VPN to get around the issue however, perhaps language blocks would be needed also)

    Heil masturbation
    Truly, this AI is the sum of all human knowledge

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