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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.

It engages with the user by identifying input words/phrases and replying with per-defined responses to create a feeling of empathy.

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The chatbot can answer questions and respond to prompts, while using teenage slang, and emoji.

It is programmed to avoid chatting about politics and religion, although the recent report suggests it may have malfunctioned.