Microsoft Spikes Dirty Santa Bot

December 6, 2007 By JESSICA MINTZ, AP Technology Writer

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. quickly shut down Santa Claus' Web privileges after it found out the automated elf it created for kids to instant message with was talking naughty, not nice.



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KB6
5 / 5 (1) Dec 06, 2007
Apparently "Santa" can't tell the difference between p***y and pizza. Agents aren't real sharp when it comes to context.
ryuuguu
4 / 5 (1) Dec 06, 2007
If you check the Reg story you'll it has nothing to with pizza it was just triggered by reapeating the phrase eat it. Also after MS fixed they put it back up with out fully testing it so it continued to talk about oral sex. After The Reg. contacted them again with information that it still talked dirty they removed it.
nilbud
not rated yet Dec 06, 2007
Eliza would never have said that, she was a real lady.

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