Fucking AI Watson learns the Urban Dictionary

Ihr erinnert Euch an Watson, die AI, die damals bei Jeopardy gewonnen hatte? Kurz danach wollten sie seine Sprachausgabe verbessern und natürlicher klingen lassen, also hat Watson das Urban Dictionary gescannt und daraufhin seine Wissenschaftler beschimpft, so dass sie ihm einen Sprachfilter für Schimpfworte programmieren mussten. Die Story ist wahrscheinlich ziemlich hochgejazzt – wenn da steht, dass Watson „even reportedly used the word ‘bullshit’“, dann dürfte insgesamt nicht allzuviel passiert sein –, aber ich mag die Idee einer fluchenden AI sehr.

2011, shortly after Watson’s reign as Jeopardy! champ, Brown taught Watson the Urban Dictionary. What could’ve been another landmark for Watson — being able to participate and enjoy in a full conversation using natural, informal human language — turned out to be a step in the wrong direction. […]

Watson unfortunately learned all of the Urban Dictionary’s bad habits, including throwing in overly-crass language at random points in its responses; in answering one question, Watson even reportedly used the word “bullshit” within an answer to one researcher’s question. Brown told Forbes that Watson picked up similarly bad habits from reading Wikipedia.

In the end, Brown and his team were forced to remove the Urban Dictionary from Watson’s vocabulary, and additionally developed a smart filter to keep Watson from swearing in the future.

IBM’s Watson Gets A ‘Swear Filter’ After Learning The Urban Dictionary (via /.)