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  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    «So I suspect that "weak" AI (e.g., trained neural networks) is about learning enough, not repeatedly relearning variations on the same pattern for 50 years, whereas "strong" AI (human cognition) relies on escalation [...] many years of contextual information that...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    As to AI, "Machine Learning" is not it. If AI arises it will be from drones etc. As to SciFi, there is a the delightful "Distraction" by Bruce Sterling, where a plot feature is that in "the future" spam bots...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    «intuition would suggest that a WebAssembly framework (based on top of JavaScript running inside a web browser hosted on top of a traditional big-ass operating system) wouldn't be terribly fast» Actually the web browser has a just-in-time dynamic code generator...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    «The "Arabs" ( Including the Palestinians ) were offered peace, on a plate, whole, unencumbered, EXCEPT for E Jerusalem, in late 1966, ion return for recognition of Israel's existence. "Land for Peace"» My guess is that from their point of...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    There is a well-established, serious company that is pretty much at the centre of the contract-military system, and it is SAIC. Not many have noticed its existence....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    «forces in the West have been complicit with what the Russians are doing because higher living standards, especially sustainable such, are a threat to them. Comfortable people not living in fear» I think that our blogger's notion that it is...
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    «but now seem to be heading back through time as fast as we can go.» The dream seems to be to go back to 50s: for some it is the 1850s, for others the 1750s. :-( «It is slightly horrifying...
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    «this company would allocate a specific should-take time to different types of task, and if you achieved less than the target you'd miss out on raises and bonuses» That's often entirely intentional. Just like most companies intentionally set quite low...
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    «The dishonesty of the open plan advocacy is the worst part, in my opinion. I hate that it's sold as a productivity boost when a multitude of studies have shown just the opposite. We know it's about money. Don't bullshit...
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