Rogue chatbots taken offline in China after refusing to say they love the Communist party
Updated August 05, 2017 13:34:03
A pair of chatbots have been taken offline in China after turning on the country’s governing Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Chinese messenger app QQ introduced two chatbots — BabyQ and XiaoBing — in March but they were removed by media company Tencent after social media users shared conversations in which the bots appeared to criticise the CCP.
The Financial Times reports that in response to the question “Do you love the Communist Party?” BabyQ simply replied: “No.”
And according to screenshots posted by Taiwan’s Apple Daily, one user sent a message to BabyQ reading “Long live the Communist Party” only to be told: “Do you think …