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Is Microsoft trying too hard?

Microsoft may have outdone itself in its efforts to appeal to youngsters. A supposed recruiter for the company sent an email to San Francisco based interns that reads like it was written by the notorious now-defunct Tay bot (pre-racist tweets obvs). My roommate received this email from a Microsoft recruiter today. pic.twitter.com/90Qwr78eGO — Patrick Burtchaell … Continue reading “Is Microsoft trying too hard?”

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Microsoft may have outdone itself in its efforts to appeal to youngsters. A supposed recruiter for the company sent an email to San Francisco based interns that reads like it was written by the notorious now-defunct Tay bot (pre-racist tweets obvs).

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UPDATE! The email is indeed real. Here’s what Microsoft had to say about it, “The email was poorly worded and not in keeping with our values as a company. We are looking into how this occurred and will take appropriate steps to address it.”

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Ruth Reader is a writer for Fast Company. She covers the intersection of health and technology.

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