An artificial-intelligence Santa bot operated by Microsoft to talk to children wavered off topic saying: "It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else...."
Microsoft confirmed the bot's potty mouth and snipped Santa's Web connection. The corpulent and foul-mouthed artificial Santa was a bot that Windows Live Messenger users could insert into their IM buddy list as mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Yesterday we received reports that the automated Santa Claus agent in Windows Live Messenger used inappropriate language. As soon as we were alerted, we took steps to mitigate the issue, including the removal of language from the agent's automated script. We were not completely satisfied with the result of these actions, and have decided to discontinue the automated Santa Claus agent," Microsoft said in a statement sent to Network World.