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After 'disastrous' Tay, Microsoft to release another AI-powered chatbot 'Zo'

"Zo is essentially a censored Tay or an English-variant of Microsoft's Chinese chatbot Xiaoice," MSPoweruser reported

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General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Photo: Reuters
General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Photo: Reuters

After a disastrous launch of its previous Tay, is reportedly releasing another (AI)-powered named 'Zo' on the social messaging app 'Kik', reports said on Tuesday.

According to website MSPoweruser, is yet to officially announce 'Zo' but it was spotted by a Twitter user.

The app is believed to come to Twitter, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat once it's officially announced.

Earlier this year, launched AI-powered called 'Tay' but it soon caused controversy with its racist and unpleasant comments, causing the giant to pull off the product.

"is essentially a censored or an English-variant of Microsoft's Chinese chatbot Xiaoice," reported.

At the initial launch of the app, the chatbot does a "super abbreviated personality test" in which it asks if the user would rather study in school or learn from experience.

'Zo' does not discuss the political topics with users and instead says, "People can say some awful things when talking politics so I do not discuss."

First Published: Tue, December 06 2016. 14:23 IST
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