Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX owner, took a jab at Microsoft Word’s Inclusiveness feature, criticizing it for suggesting replacements for words deemed non-inclusive.
Musk shared a screenshot on his social media accounts, showing the feature suggesting an alternative for the word “insane” due to its perceived mental health bias.
While the inclusivity feature aims to encourage the use of inclusive language, Musk mocked it, highlighting the ongoing debate around linguistic inclusivity and individual freedom of expression.
This incident adds to the broader discussion in the tech industry regarding the impact of AI in shaping language and potential unintended consequences.
Microsoft Word now scolds you if you use words that aren’t “inclusive”! pic.twitter.com/W2VqdmHVQk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2023