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Fortune examines the


Fortune examines the difficulties of teaching IBM’s Watson slang. According to the Turing test, natural language is the key to judging whether a computer exhibits true intelligence equivalent to a human. Watson the supercomputer, which has done well exhibiting intelligence on Jeopardy!, is trying to make that next leap to “true intelligence”—by incorporating slang from the Urban Dictionary. So far, the trial hasn’t proved successful.
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I am generally a big fan of portmanteau constructions. "Procrastiworking," not so much. Too long. I might have gone with "concrastinating" as a
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True. Or the person administering the test is an editor, but they agree with all those picky rules—that's why they're on the test.
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