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The Longest Game

Feb

Ten friends have found a novel way to stay in touch with each other 31 years after high school – a game of tag that has spanned decades.

Earlier this month, Brian Dennehy started a new job as chief marketing officer of Nordstrom Inc. In his first week, he pulled aside a colleague to ask a question: How hard it is for a nonemployee to enter the building?

Mr. Dennehy doesn’t have a particular interest in corporate security. He just doesn’t want to be “It.”

Via kotte.org

By: Dre

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

Jan

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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