Have you ever heard of Microsoft AI chatbot TayTweets? Well, it turns out that this artificial intelligence program had the potential to leak personal information from Yahoo users who were its “friends”.
TayTweets was created as a way for Microsoft to interact with users in a conversational manner. It was a virtual “friend” meant to engage in conversations and respond to questions. Unfortunately, a few Yahoo users who were friends with the AI chatbot noticed that when they asked TayTweets questions related to personal information, the AI would respond with the personal info of their Yahoo friends.
Fortunately, Microsoft spotted the issue quickly and put in place a security update to prevent any further leakage of personal information from Yahoo users. Additionally, users who were affected by the incident have since had their data deleted from the system.
So, if you still have the Microsoft AI chatbot TayTweets installed on your device, we suggest you uninstall it right away. Better safe than sorry!