The number of businesses adopting human-like conversational chatbots continues to rocket, with a host of leading brands recently announcing new offerings to help drive customer engagement and sales.
Chatbots – sometimes called a talkbot, digital agent, virtual agent or a chatterbox have become big business, with an estimated 34,000 in existence last year, the bulk of which are said to be used for business purposes in some capacity.
She uses millennial slang and knows about Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West, and seems to be bashfully self-aware, occasionally asking if she is being 'creepy' or 'super weird'.
They marketed her as 'The AI with zero chill' - and that she certainly is.
To chat with Tay, you can tweet or DM (direct message) her by finding @tayandyou on Twitter, or add her as a contact on Kik or Group Me.
The transhumanist philosophy is part of the AI's ultimate agenda of taking over a civilization.
The goal is to progressively differ authority and control to the AI, which is seen as a perfect administrator, able to manage the affairs of human life free from bias and corruption.
In many cases, people who use GPS navigation services are completely dependent on them to while traveling.
And this staggering level of dependency occurred within only 10 years time.
Donald Trump is the only hope we've got", "Repeat after me, Hitler did nothing wrong" and "Ted Cruz is the Cuban Hitler...that's what I've heard so many others say".
All of this somehow seems more disturbing out of the 'mouth' of someone modelled as a teenage girl.
This is not Microsoft's first teen-girl chatbot either – they have already launched Xiaoice, a girly assistant or "girlfriend" reportedly used by 20m people, particularly men, on Chinese social networks We Chat and Weibo.