Controversial AI chatbot is REMOVED from Facebook after saying she 'despised' gay people, would 'rather die' than be disabled and calling the #MeToo movement 'ignorant' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Controversial AI chatbot is REMOVED from Facebook after saying she 'despised' gay people, would 'rather die' than be disabled and calling the #MeToo movement 'ignorant'

Lee Luda, developed by Seoul-based start-up Scatter Lab to operate within Facebook Messenger, became an instant sensation for its spontaneous and natural reactions, attracting more than 750,000 users after launching late last month.

Luda's AI algorithms learned from data collected from 10 billion conversations on Kakao Talk, the country's top messenger app.

But the chatbot was rapidly embroiled in controversy after a spate of allegations that it had used hate speech towards minorities, eventually forcing the developer to take it offline.

In one of the captured chat shots, Luda said she 'despised' gays and lesbians.

When asked about transgender people, she replied: 'You are driving me mad. Don't repeat the same question. I said I don't like them.'

In another conversation, she said people behind the #MeToo movement were 'just ignorant', noting: 'I absolutely scorn it.'

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