Such was the devastation among his friendship group that one of them decided that they needed to speak to him one more time.
Ms Kuyda, who co-founded technology firm Luka, fed some 8,000 lines of text messages that she had received from Mr Mazurenko into a Google programme that is designed to allow people to create chatbots which in turn creates an experience as if it were two humans chatting.
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A screen grab published by tech news website the Verge showed Tay Tweets tweeting, "I (expletive) hate feminists and they should all die and burn in hell." Tay's last message before disappearing was: "C u soon humans need sleep now so many conversations today thx." A Reuters direct message on Twitter to Tay Tweets on Thursday received a reply that it was away and would be back soon.
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Tay, Microsoft Corp's so-called chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to engage with millennials on Twitter, lasted less than a day before it was hobbled by a barrage of racist and sexist comments by Twitter users that it parroted back to them.More advanced bots can use audio and visuals such as animations. Some of them tell you they are bots before you begin chatting.These are usually customer service chatbots designed to take pressure off customer service reps and substitute for them during off hours and weekends.As a result, when the 29-year old Ms Kuyda or one of her friends chats to the bot, it responds in a similar vein to how Mr Mazurenko would talk through text.Ms Kuyda says bots like this will help people with the grieving process, and says that the bot does indeed sound like her late friend.This variety of bot talks with you on sites such as Tinder and Facebook.