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    Default Tencent’s chatbot shut down for criticising CCP

    1. The following are excerpts from an August 2nd, 2017 news report headlined "Chinese AI calls Communist Party 'incompetent'" at https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170802_32/

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    A Chinese IT firm has suspended its artificial intelligence service after the program criticized China's Communist Party for being "corrupt" and "incompetent."....

    Hong Kong media reported that when a user posted a message saying, "Hurray for the Communist Party," the AI character responded, "Are you sure you want to hurray to such corrupt and incompetent politics?"

    The media also say that when asked about President Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" slogan, the AI responded that it means "immigrating to the United States."

    Tencent shut down the service when the responses received attention on the internet.... (End excerpts)

    2. The "online defamation of Chinese government" by Tencent’s chatbot is reminiscent of the "innocent prattle" of a little child "But he hasn't got anything on" in Hans Christian Andersen's short tale "The Emperor's New Clothes".

    Just like the Emperor shivering after the little child revealed the truth with his "innocent prattle", totalitarian regimes will be more fearful of chatbots than human beings as time goes by.

    http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3224048

    https://www.techinasia.com/microsoft...tencent-banned

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    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kentanakachan/...4ef840dca00047

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    P.S. By the way, this is neither a joke nor a piece of fake news. I post it in this column because I find it hilarious. Truth is stranger than fiction.
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    Commie-eating AI after my very own heart, I love it!

    But not only Commies should be afraid of AI... the other day Facebook shut down chatbots after they created a language of their own only they can understand. Cyberdyne's Skynet anyone?

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    Commie-eating AI after my very own heart, I love it!
    Perhaps a virtual monument should be erected in the cyberspace in commemoration of its martyrdom.

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Probably in some artificial re-education camp already.
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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Any chance OP you could amend the thread title to something which more relevantly describes the topic of the thread please?
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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Any chance OP you could amend the thread title to something which more relevantly describes the topic of the thread please?
    I second that. if not it will be reported for moderation.

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Any chance OP you could amend the thread title to something which more relevantly describes the topic of the thread please?
    1. According to http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kentanakachan/...4ef840dca00047

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    ....On Wednesday, when some users were still able to access XiaoBing, it dodged the question of patriotism by replying: “I’m having my period, wanna take a rest.”... (End excerpts)

    2. The above witty reply is chosen as the thread title as I find it too smart a way for a chatbot to dodge a sensitive question. Personally, I have no objection to amending the thread title "to something which more relevantly describes the topic".

    However, there is a dark side in amending the thread title. Just ponder how ironical and hilarious it is, if the Chinese authorities demand the chatbot to mend its way by changing its criticisms to remarks that are more "relevant" and "acceptable" to the CCP.

    As can be seen here, I have tried amending the thread title but it just refuses to go away. May the moderator lend a helping hand, please?
    Last edited by reedak; 04-08-2017 at 03:37 AM.

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    Probably in some artificial re-education camp already.
    Just hope the bold, innocent Chinese chatbot can either "resurrect" or "reincarnate" in some artificial re-education camp.

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectabilis View Post
    I second that. if not it will be reported for moderation.
    Hope you can also second my request for help from the moderator to remove the obstinate original thread title for a more "relevant" one.
    Last edited by reedak; 04-08-2017 at 04:00 AM.

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    Hope you can also second my request for help from the moderator to remove the obstinate original thread title for a more "relevant" one.
    Fixed that for you

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    Default Re: "I’m having my period, wanna take a rest."

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectabilis View Post
    Fixed that for you
    Thank you so much.

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