May 15 2019

Microsoft Word’s New ‘AI Editor’ Scolds You for Gendered Language – Makes Your Writing ‘Gender-Inclusive’

Microsoft has revealed that next fall, the updated version of its popular Word Online software — which countless millions use…

Microsoft has revealed that next fall, the updated version of its popular Word Online software — which countless millions use daily for business and home word processing — will contain a feature that automatically seeks to change writers’ word selections to be gender-inclusive.

The change will come about by employing a more sophisticated application of artificial intelligence (A.I.).

“AI can — and already is — helping us do things like make sure we spell words correctly and use correct grammar,” explained Microsoft on its blog.

Now it seems Microsoft wants to use A.I. for social engineering, nudging its “non-woke” customers to alter their word choices.

Futurism.com put it bluntly in a headline: “Microsoft Word’s new ‘AI editor’ scolds you for gendered language.”

Details are scarce. So far, the only mention of the planned “improvement” has come in the form of a pithy mention on Microsoft’s own blog. (Read More)