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Microsoft Releasing Word Version That Makes Grammar ‘Politically Correct’

Source: Express Mirror


Microsoft is set to release a new version of Word that uses artificial intelligence to make your writing ‘politically correct.’

You know how annoying it is when the iPhone corrects ‘f*cking’ to ‘ducking’ every time you type out the word? Imagine that for an entire essay.

The new feature, called ‘Ideas in Word,’ will recommend ‘sensitive’ phrases like “we need to get some fresh blood in here” be modified so that “fresh blood” becomes “new employees.”

“It might underline places where your writing exhibited gender bias,” reports Fast Company.

“If you tend to say ‘mailman’ or ‘congressman’ in the generic, it might suggest you use ‘mailperson’ or ‘congressperson.’ If you use the term ‘gentlemen’s agreement,’ it may suggest you use ‘unspoken agreement’ instead.”

The term “disabled person” would be replaced with “person with a disability” while the new version’s ‘inclusiveness check’ searches for words or phrases that might be ‘offensive’ to someone from another country or culture.

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