Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts: A popular Chinese messenger app has ditched two experimental chat robots, or “chatbots”, which were apparently voicing criticism of the government. | Amazing Articles
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Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts: A popular Chinese messenger app has ditched two experimental chat robots, or “chatbots”, which were apparently voicing criticism of the government.

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Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts: A popular Chinese messenger app has ditched two experimental chat robots, or “chatbots”, which were apparently voicing criticism of the government.

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  1. BewilderingSanity

    August 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    > Another user asked Baby Q, “Is democracy good or not?” and got the reply: “There needs to be democracy!”

    Controversial in China, sure. But he said the AI wasn’t specifically made for the Chinese market. The title makes it sound worse than it really is.

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  2. boytjie

    August 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    The title exaggerates the situation a bit. The controversy arises over a negative comment about the Chinese Communist Party. AFAIK this is a historical label. China is not communist (in the ideological sense) any longer. It is more a blend of capitalism and socialism tailored to the culture of China. You could make a strong argument that the area the chatbots originated from (Shenzhen) is mainly capitalist. Added to this is the desire of Western media to paint China in the worst possible light. I’m not convinced about Chinese demonization and see it more as a Chinese screw-up like MicroSoft’s chatbot Tay. A back-to-the-drawing-board moment with the lead developers on the carpet and sarcastic bosses demanding “please explain”.

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