Microsoft prepares to make your writing ‘gender-inclusive’ with new software
May 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — 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 an Microsoft’s own blog.
It’s only about a dozen words at the end of a 1,200-word posting: “Other intelligent suggestions include … inclusive language such as ‘police officer’ instead of ‘policeman[.]’” The magnitude and intent of the innovation is clear.