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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:58 AM

IBM forced to wipe hard drive after machine downloaded an urban dictionary

The gameshow winning supercomputer that couldn’t stop saying ‘bull****’: IBM forced to wipe hard drive after machine downloaded an urban dictionary

An IBM supercomputer had to have its memory wiped because its programmers could find no other way to stop him swearing.

Artificial intelligence Watson, which famously won Jeopardy! against the game show's human champions, kept making obscene outbursts after memorising the contents of the Urban Dictionary.

The website is a repository of English-language slang, and inevitably includes a range of profanities and insults completely inappropriate for polite conversation.

But Watson proved incapable of mastering the subleties of good mannered repartee and, after he began uttering obscenities, his masters were forced to delete the taboo vocabulary.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2260784/IBM-wipes-supercomputers-hard-drives-bid-stop-potty-mouthed-machine-uttering-obscenities.html#ixzz2HkngNjOR

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Reply IBM forced to wipe hard drive after machine downloaded an urban dictionary (Original post)
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #1
dangin Jan 2013 #2
OswegoAtheist Jan 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #4
SWTORFanatic Jan 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #5
SWTORFanatic Jan 2013 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:41 AM

1. HAL?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:07 AM

2. That mo fo keepin it real!

Sheeeet, Watson gots da man's boot on his mutha fuckin neck.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. Mind your manners!

This would have been much more entertaining if it had have happened BEFORE the "Jeopardy!" taping....

Oswego "110001110LMFAO11010" Atheist

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:23 PM

4. Never mind the Urban Dictionary

which is pretty tame. They could've loaded in Partidge's Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:11 AM

7. That's nothing. Encyclopedia Dramatica for the win (NSFW)

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:00 AM

5. Did it ever say...

Cleveland Steamer or Cincinati Bowtie?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:11 AM

6. I see in the text it says that, does it say anywhere in the video?

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