Supercomputer got a potty mouth learning 'Urban Dictionary'1/11/2013
There are things that computers, even ones that kick ass at "Jeopardy!" can’t master. Watson, IBM’s super brainy supercomputer — which trounced all humans during a 2011 appearance on the iconic television game show — is apparently less-than-adept at the most human of quirks — slang. Two years ago, IBM scientist Eric Brown attempted to teach Watson the entire "Urban Dictionary." But a funny thing happened — Watson started cursing up a storm, even answering "Bullshit" to a researcher’s question. It turns out, Watson couldn’t distinguish between polite language and profanity, and the IBM team had to delete the dictionary from its memory. [Source]
Shocking or amusing?