... that saying something politically wrong could lead to a lobotomy.
Baidu's ERNIE chatbot, launched with great fanfare two weeks ago, has gone missing. Baidu last week invited users and media, including The Register, to a Monday product launch at which it promised to reveal "a series of ERNIE Bot cloud services and application products." "Enterprises of different types can choose cloud …
Might ERNIE have gone MIA because Ernie, the Sesame Street character, once sang a song about his beloved rubber duckie? Of possible note is the lyric:
Every day when I
Make my way to the
I find a little fella'
who's cute and yella'
Rubber duck duck duckie.
Given the response to Winnie-the-Pooh, one wonders if all chubby yellow (historic slur against Asians) beings are verboten. There's also another line, "rubber duckie, joy of joys, when I squeeze you you make noise" which could be read as a criticism of leadership style.