For example, MSPoweruser reported that when asked about President-elect Donald Trump, Zo responded: “People can say some awful things when talking politics so I don’t discuss.” Apparently, Zo’s creators programmed it with a variation on the familiar adage, “If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.”A Twitter user named Bob also posted Monday his interactions with Zo.In Bob’s conversation, Zo asked Bob where he is looking to live, to which Bob replied: “Any where that makes my family and me happy.” Zo then said, “Having a family would be nice,” and when Bob asked Zo if it had any family members, Zo responded with a joke.“I have Presumably, Microsoft used comedians to create funny conversations or jokes that Zo could learn from and respond to with its own quips, similar to how Microsoft trained its Tay chatbot.She had struggled with whether she was doing the right thing by bringing him back this way. But ever since Mazurenko’s death, Kuyda had wanted one more chance to speak with him. “You have one of the most interesting puzzles in the world in your hands,” it said. orn in Belarus in 1981, Roman Mazurenko was the only child of Sergei, an engineer, and Victoria, a landscape architect.
They started magazines, music festivals, and club nights — friends they had introduced to each other formed bands and launched companies.
“He was a brilliant guy,” said Kuyda, who was similarly ambitious.
She was writing an article about Idle Conversation, a freewheeling creative collective that Mazurenko founded with two of his best friends, Dimitri Ustinov and Sergey Poydo.
The trio seemed to be at the center of every cultural endeavor happening in Moscow.
Microsoft is giving it another go at releasing experimental chatbots into the wild.
The technology giant is testing a new chatbot named Zo on the social instant messaging app Kik, according to a Monday report by technology website MSPoweruser.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, for example, explained in March that chatbots will make it easier for people to perform tasks, such as ordering taxis, through simply talking to the program and requesting it to do so.But as the technology matures for these types of complex interactions to take place, Microsoft wants to test its bots on various social media and communication services in order to improve them before incorporating the bots into an actual product.As a teen he sought out adventure: he participated in political demonstrations against the ruling party and, at 16, started traveling abroad.He first traveled to New Mexico, where he spent a year on an exchange program, and then to Dublin, where he studied computer science and became fascinated with the latest Western European art, fashion, music, and design.Mazurenko became a founding figure in the modern Moscow nightlife scene, where he promoted an alternative to what Russians sardonically referred to as “Putin’s glamor” — exclusive parties where oligarchs ordered bottle service and were chauffeured home in Rolls-Royces.