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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Microsoft Chatbot Called Zo

More emergent chatbots.     Another excursion into AI like capabilities.  Still needs help.

Microsoft takes another shot at an AI chatbot with Zo
Microsoft has fielded a preview of another AI chatbot, Zo.ai, but so far is limiting the topics it is able to address.    By Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft is providing early access to users on Kik to its newest AI chatbot called Zo.ai.

Zo is a successor to Microsoft's ill-fated Tay.ai chatbot, which the company revoked shortly after its launch earlier this year after users got it to spew racist, hate-filled comments. MSPowerUser.com blogged about Zo being available in preview on December 4.

Kik users who are downloading the Zo preview note that Microsoft's latest chatbot is currently locked down tightly, presumably to prevent another Tay-like rampage. Among the topics Zo is unwilling to discuss is politics, for example.   ... " 

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