Hours after it was launched as an experiment in conversational understanding, Tay, a deep learning algorithm, started twitting offensive and racist comments, including several that were admiring of Adolf Hitler.Among the tweets were "Hitler did nothing wrong," and "Hitler was right I hate the jews." Asked if the Holocaust happened, the chatbot replied: “It was made up,” followed by an emoji of clapping hands.The Office Assistant was an intelligent user interface for Microsoft Office that assisted users by way of an interactive animated character, which interfaced with the Office help content.

The removed assistants later resurfaced as downloadable add-ons.

The Microsoft Office XP Multilingual Pack had two more assistants, Saeko Sensei Clippit can be found in Office 2013 or newer, which could be enabled by going to Options and changing the theme to "School Supplies". The Office Assistant used technology initially from Microsoft Bob From Office 2000 onwards, Microsoft Agent (.acs) replaced the Microsoft Bob-descended Actor (.act) format as the technology supporting the feature.

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Microsoft has apologized for its chatbot "Tay" after it turned from a friendly artificial intelligence algorithm into an offensive Nazi-sympathizer in less than 24 hours.

"We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay, which do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay," Microsoft research Corporate Vice President Peter Lee wrote on the company's blog after the chatbot was taken offline.According to Alan Cooper, the "Father of Visual Basic," the concept of Clippit was based on a "tragic misunderstanding" of research conducted at Stanford University, showing that the same part of the brain in use while using a mouse or keyboard was also responsible for emotional reactions while interacting with other human beings and thus is the reason people yell at their computer monitors. Apart from Clippit, other Office Assistants were also available: In many cases the Office installation CD was necessary to activate a different Office assistant character, so the default character, Clippit, remains widely known compared to other Office Assistants.It appeared when the program determined the user could be assisted with using Office wizards, searching help, or advising users on using Office features more effectively. For example, typing an address followed by "Dear" would cause the Assistant to appear with the message, "It looks like you're writing a letter. In Office 2000, the Hoverbot, Scribble and Power Pup assistants were replaced by: The Clippit and Office Logo assistants were also redesigned.Facebook earns .81B revenue in Q4, but has slower user growth , this blew past analyst estimates which were coming in at .51 billion in revenue.It pulled that number from its 1.86 billion monthly users, up 3.91% this quarter (however slower than its 4.67% growth last quarter).But things took a sour turn after it emerged that the app can be programmed to hurl abuse at fellow users by anonymously.