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    The AI-vs-tank story was around at least when I was a Comp Sci undergrad in the early 80's, so it wasn't a modern neural net. My memory of what the story was jibes with the Minsky quote in But...
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    Pasting in a few offhand references to a Black President because, hey, it's the future. But nothing else changes, and it's still an Orwellian state where the cops gun down the underclass and the citizens gun down everyone else....
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