Bot friendly sex chats
Asking him to eat pizza now elicits the response "If you need a break to go eat, I will be right there when you come back." Call Santa a "dirty bastard" now and he'll say: "Merry Christmas, especially to all my friends in the UK! We await an apology for Iain's nieces, and if someone at Microsoft would like to restore their faith in Christmas with some presents, we'll happily put you in touch.
We're indebted to one of our commenters for news of another eccentricity of the bot.
Venture Beat reports that in 2016 more than 30,000 branded chatbots were launched, and the growth is still accelerating as businesses deploy chatbots across most major sectors from customer service to e-commerce.
As self-driving cars, virtual assistants and customer service bots enter our lives, dozens of our daily interactions now handled by humans will be the province of algorithms.
Technically, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana identify as genderless.
Although the name was decidedly neutral, the stereotypical implications of its voice were not.
If Apple’s Siri launched today, one wonders if it would still be designed as a slightly sassy, demure female assistant. While Amazon’s Alexa (2014), Siri (2011), and Microsoft’s Cortana (2013, named after a nude character in the video game Halo) staked out their identities years ago, the world is changing.
New bot startups are steering away from deferential, mildly flirtatious females toward a more balanced mix of genders and, in many cases, casting off human genders altogether. Bots are “the new app,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, ready to inject themselves into our daily lives.
We present the sickening results below: El Reg says: pizza (pi) Santa says: Yum! Iain wrote: "I guess my main complaint is that my young nieces saw it, I am shocked and appalled that this slipped through but am just plain upset my nieces saw this." Beyond the immediate vulgarity, he lamented the lifelong effect this Père Noel has had on the girls' fragile sense of wonder: "They do not fully still believe in Santa but they still like the magic and are unsure either way - this has pretty much made their minds up!
" We've contacted Microsoft for an explanation and an apology.