Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:58 AM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
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
7 replies, 2877 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
IBM forced to wipe hard drive after machine downloaded an urban dictionary (Original post)
|Sherman A1||Jan 2013||#1|
Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:19 PM
OswegoAtheist (609 posts)
3. Mind your manners!
This would have been much more entertaining if it had have happened BEFORE the "Jeopardy!" taping....
Oswego "110001110LMFAO11010" Atheist