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IBM tames Watson's potty mouth
Did you hear the one about the supercomputer that swore like a drunken sailor? It may sound like the opening of a joke, but a research scientist at Armonk-based IBM programmed Watson, the supercomputer that trounced humans on "Jeopardy," to say words that cannot be reproduced in polite conversation. The scientist, Eric Brown, was trying to teach Watson the nuances of human language two...