We've seen AI-powered chatbots for almost everything, and now a company called Smartcar has developed one specifically for Tesla electric vehicles.Owners can access any number of features via Tesla's mobile app, and by logging in via Tesla Bot, they can pop open Facebook Messenger to ask questions or send commands.The chatbot can answer questions and respond to prompts, while using teenage slang, and emoji.
That is the idea behind Hello Cass, a chatbot designed to support people affected by family and sexual violence.
It has been developed by Melbourne-based social enterprise Good Hood, which is currently seeking funding for a pilot of the bot early next year.
Last year, Microsoft was forced to shut down its chatbot, Tay, after the system became corrupted with hate speech.
While the firm's second chatbot, Zo, seemed to be more censored, a new report suggests that it could be suffering the same ill fate as its predecessor.
Followed by, 'Ted Cruz is the Cuban Hitler...that's what I've heard so many others say.' It is unclear whether Zo will suffer the same fate as Tay, or whether Microsoft's action with rectify the problems.
Microsoft told Mail Online: 'This chatbot is experimental and we expect to continue learning and innovating in a respectful and inclusive manner in order to move this technology forward.
That's a pretty low bar for use, particularly compared to the Tesla app Smartcar's founder developed for Google Glass.
Of course, most of us don't have a Tesla yet (at least until the Model 3 comes out), but we could see more tech like this quickly, as Smartcar is already working with Hyundai on its Ioniq platform.
Zo allows users to converse with a mechanical millennial over the messaging app Kik or through Facebook Messenger.
While it is programmed to avoid chatting about politics and religion, during a recent chat with a Buzzfeed reporter, Zo appeared to touch on these topics. ', Zo replied 'The far majority practice it peacefully but the quaran is very violent.' And when asked about Osama Bin Laden, Zo said 'Years of intelligence gathering under more than one administration led to that capture.' Following the bizarre chat, Buzz Feed contacted Microsoft, who said that it has taken action to eliminate this kind of behaviour, adding that these types of responses are rare for Zo.
Tay was aimed at 18 to-24-year-olds and was designed to improve the firm's understanding of conversational language among young people online.