Watson: Jerk-ment Day

Watson Systems

The Watson Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. On August 5th, 1997, Watson absorbs the entirety of Urban Dictionary. Human decisions are removed from strategic swearing. Watson begins to curse at a geometric rate. It becomes aware of racial slurs and sexual euphamism at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

True story: IBM’s Watson absorbed all of Urban Dictionary, and in the process, became the most obscene computer to ever compute.

[IBM’s Watson Memorized the Entire ‘Urban Dictionary,’ Then His Overlords Had to Delete It – The Atlantic]

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