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IBM’s artificial intelligence memorises Urban Dictionary, develops potty-mouth


In an effort to teach Watson – the famous artificial intelligence – how to understand informal language, researchers at IBM decided to teach it slang, by feeding it The Urban Dictionary. The plan backfired when Watson had trouble distinguishing between polite conversation and profanity, which led to the researchers curbing Watson’s newfound crassness by selectively wiping its memory.

Watson picked up some bad habits from reading Wikipedia as well. In tests it even used the word “bullshit” in an answer to a researcher’s query.

I would love to know what that original query was.

Via Moving Brands

By: Dre

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