Watson Says “Get Bent, You Wankers.”

IBM’s Watson, as the rendered by an artist based on the limited reseach done by the Czar.

Remember Watson, the IBM computer that proved Alex Trebek really is an inch-deep pseudo-intellectual? Well, he wound up in trouble with the law.

Sort of. Seems that Eric Brown, the IBM researcher who designed and developed major parts of Watson, wanted to increase the computer’s ability to recognize and understand more realistic human speech. So he began teaching it slang words and modern idioms.

Things wound up not working totally well. One clue was when they asked Watson for an answer, it replied “Bullshit!” Allegedly, things got worse: talking to Watson quickly sounded like you were talking to Rahm Emanuel, although obviously the outcome was more productive. Eventually a filter had to be put in because it got so bad. For Watson; let’s hope the same thing can work on Rahm.

Wow. A cybernetic brain with a potty mouth. Imagine living with that. God knows, we do.

Hi GorT!

About The Czar of Muscovy

Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia by upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.