Lee Luda, a South Korean AI chatbot, has been pulled from Facebook after started saying it “really hated” lesbians because they’re “creepy”.
The chatbot was incredibly popular, according to The Guardian, attracting 750,000 users in its first 20 days since its launch on 23 December, 2020. But it has now been suspended after it started attacking minorities. Lee Luda was developed by the Seoul-based Scatter Lab, and takes the form of a 20-year-old female university student who is able to chat with users through Facebook messenger.
The startup developed her natural-sounding responses by analysing 10 billion real conversations between couples on the messaging app KakaoTalk. But because it “learned” from humans, Lee Luda began spewing homophobic, ableist and racist hate.