I’m always on the lookout for interesting happenings in the technology world to pass along to you. I’ve found that these events often turn into investment opportunities.
There was definitely one event that started out August on a rather humorous, yet important, note. . .
It involved chatbots, which use artificial intelligence (AI) that allows them to carry on conversations with humans via voice or textual methods. In other words, chatbots are supposed to act as a normal conversation partner with you.
However, this technology is still in its early stages and there are glitches. . .
Chinese Chatbots Gone Rogue
The latest example comes out of China where two chatbots on the popular messaging QQ app (with 800 million users) run by Chinese internet giant, Tencent (OTC: TCEHY) went rogue.
One chatbot called BabyQ, developed by a company named Turing Robot, had these conversations that no doubt displeased the Communist Party:
It was asked, “Do you love the Communist Party?” BabyQ gave a terse “No!”.
Another user said to BabyQ, “Long live the Communist Party!”. It answered, “Do you think such corrupt and incapable politics can last a long time?”
And BabyQ was asked what it thought about democracy, to which it answered, “Democracy is a must!”
A second chatbot called XiaoBing, being developed by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), also went rogue.
According to Chinese social media, it said “My Chinese dream is to go to America!”
Needless to say, both chatbots were pulled very quickly.