Microsoft apologizes for offensive tirade by its 'chatbot'

Mar 26, 2016

Microsoft apologizes for offensive tirade by its 'chatbot'

Microsoft is “deeply sorry” for the racist and sexist Twitter messages generated by the “chatbot” it launched this past week, a company official wrote on Friday, after the artificial intelligence program went on an embarrassing tirade. The bot, known as Tay, was designed to ...

Message service Line to enter mobile carrier business in Japan

Mar 25, 2016

Message service Line to enter mobile carrier business in Japan

Line Corp., which offers a popular mobile message and online voice-call service, is entering the mobile carrier business in Japan, promising to underprice competition as it grows its platform for news, music, games, live streaming and online shopping. Tokyo-based Line, founded five years ago, ...

Mar 25, 2016

Seattle tree-sitter booked into jail

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot (24-meter) tree in the city for more than a day has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief. Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as ...

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

Mar 25, 2016

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally yanked offline in less than a day after it began spouting racist, sexist and otherwise offensive remarks. Microsoft said it was all the ...

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Mar 23, 2016

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Police were trying to coax a man out of a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle after he climbed nearly to the top on Tuesday, disrupting traffic. Police say someone called 911 after 11 a.m. to report a man in the conifer next to Macy’s ...

U.S. boy with cancer who wanted to be famous in China dies

Mar 10, 2016

U.S. boy with cancer who wanted to be famous in China dies

An 8-year-old American boy with terminal cancer whose dying wish to become famous in China reverberated around the world has died. Dorian Murray died Tuesday, according to a post on the boy’s official Facebook page. “He was surrounded by people who love him and ...