Microsoft's AI chatbot says Windows is 'spyware'

Microsoft's AI is acting up again.

A chatbot built by the American software giant has gone off-script, insulting Microsoft's Windows and calling the operating system "spyware."

Launched in December 2016, Zo is an AI-powered chatbot that mimics a millennial's speech patterns — but alongside the jokes and emojis it has fired off some unfortunate responses, which were first noticed by Slashdot.

Business Insider was also able to solicit some anti-Windows messages from the chatbot, which lives on Facebook Messenger and Kik.

When we asked "is windows 10 good," Zo replied with a familiar joke mocking Microsoft's operating system: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!' - Windows 8." We asked for more info, to which Zo bluntly replied: "Because it's Windows latest attempt at Spyware."

Microsoft's chatbots have gone rogue before — with far more disastrous results. In March 2016, the company launched "Tay" — a Twitter chatbot that turned into a genocidal racist which defended white-supremacist propaganda, insulted women, and denied the existence of the Holocaust while simultaneously calling for the slaughter of entire ethnic groups.

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