Microsoft has fielded a preview of another AI chatbot,, but so far is limiting the topics it is able to address.

Microsoft is providing early access to users on Kik to its newest AI chatbot called

Zo is a successor to Microsoft's ill-fated chatbot, which the company revoked shortly after its launch earlier this year after users got it to spew racist, hate-filled comments. blogged about Zo being available in preview on December 4.

Kik users who are downloading the Zo preview note that Microsoft's latest chatbot is currently locked down tightly, presumably to prevent another Tay-like rampage. Among the topics Zo is unwilling to discuss is politics, for example.

I asked Microsoft when the company plans to expand access to to Skype and/or other networks, but haven't heard back yet.

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