Tammy Bruce: Microsoft wants you to use approved political speech --This is a real threat to our freedom

Posted by  $  mminnick 5 months ago to Technology
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"ox News reported, “Microsoft is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to boost the use of ‘inclusive language’ in Word. The feature is part of Ideas in Word, a forthcoming AI-powered online tool designed to improve users’ writing … In addition to ‘familiar fixes for spelling and grammatical errors,’ Ideas in Word will also offer ‘advice on more concise and inclusive language,’ according to Microsoft. In the blog post, [John] Roach used the example of ‘police officer,’ instead of ‘policeman.’”

One has to wonder if Microsoft will only be satisfied if all of us are as woke as Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister came under fire early last year when he rebuked a young woman for using that pesky term “mankind.” At the town hall, he then instructed her to use the more inclusive “peoplekind,” which is a term that does not exist."
"After enduring well-deserved ridicule, Trudeau said he was joking. He wasn’t, and neither is Microsoft, and that’s the problem.
Controlling how people speak, and making it dangerous to use words deemed by activists as unacceptable is at the heart of the left’s effort to keep people from thinking about serious issues at all. After all, if it’s too dangerous to speak about the issues then the next natural step is to not think about the issues.
Microsoft will be sending that message to everyone who uses the “Ideas” program that its style (and ergo its thoughts) are morally incorrect.
Keep in mind, Word Online is managed via the cloud, which means those who use the “Ideas” option will be known, those who use it and don’t accept some changes will be known, and those who refuse to use it by opting out will be known."
The PC (Politically Correct) crowd should love this. It will automatically correct unPC terms to the PC Term.
This is not a good idea. It goes to thought control and censorship of ideas. I know this is a long stretch but I never thought that I would see this type of use of technology. the old USSR, the world of "1984" but not here. It is frightering.
SOURCE URL: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tammy-bruce-microsoft-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-push-what-liberals-think-you-should-write


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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 5 months ago
    While it's true some folks should put their brain in gear before they open their mouths, I refuse to re-think every word I say to be sure it is PC. I came out of the womb talking (according to my mother) and I won't shut up until the Lord takes away that privilege!
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 5 months ago
    I grew up in the 80s, so inclusive language is just a matter of course. I remember saying policeman when I was a little kid and learning the word was police officer. Just the word "mankind" sounds old to me. It's the name of the toy store I've seen in the UK, presumably a play on German Everyone + Kid, as in everyone likes toys. As long as I can remember it's been "humankind".

    I'm old enough that I say seated "Indian style". I say "middleman" as a colloquial version of "intermediary." I say "we need to get another CAD guy on this project," with NO thought that the drafter "guy" must identify as male. "Retarded" is a mild word for me, but the F word is the putative "worst word" in English. Worst of all, I put two spaces after periods.

    Does the program have a Gen-X checkbox in settings?
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