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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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.
They wiped the memory of it just to learn slang? Let's see how this plays out and if it was worth it.
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.
That is one of the funniest things I've heard all day.