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skacey October 22nd, 2013 4:43am

IBM's Watson was fed the Urban Dictionary to help it learn modern slang. It's memory had to be wiped because it didn't understand when to use polite language. Are we too sensitive when it comes to language?

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/22/13 3:00 am

I'll take Anal Bum Cover for $7,000.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/13 1:02 am

No, this is just another amazing advantage of our language processing system. We can change from formal to casual to street to Spanish, French, Italian, Swahili, American Sign Language, Morse Code, Pig Latin, whatever. Suck it, Watson.

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Br@ndon Your Soul
10/21/13 11:01 pm

They wiped the memory of it just to learn slang? Let's see how this plays out and if it was worth it.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/21/13 10:59 pm

Language needs to be fluid to incorporate new ideas. (say what up? unfollow that Watson thing) and yet evolve slow enough to allow the population to maintain crisp communication.

beanD California
10/21/13 10:16 pm

That is one of the funniest things I've heard all day.

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