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Following the failure of Tay, Microsoft is back with new chatbot Zo

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Zo is only currently available by invitation on messaging app Kik.

Having (hopefully) learnt from its previous foray into chatbots, Microsoft is ready to introduce the follow-up to its controversial AI Tay.

Tay’s successor is called Zo and is only available by invitation on messaging app Kik. When you request access, the software asks for your Kik username and Twitter handle. If you don’t already use Kik, you can tick a box to say you use Facebook Messenger or Snapchat.

This suggests Zo will likely launch on these other services soon/if the chatbot isn’t taken down for causing offence.