back to article BOFH: The greatest victory is that which requires no battle

Things have taken a bit of a turn for the odd in the IT department. After the initial upset over my replacing the Boss with an increasingly insane AI pseudo-staff member, HR have started to LOVE the idea of AI and are asking for pointers about how to replace other management positions. "But why?" the PFY asks. "Surely HR can …


    1. rototype

      Re: When did Simon start speaking American English?

      "When did Simon start speaking American English?

      The name of the colour is "grey" in New Zealand English, not "gray". Did someone upset the spill chucker?"

      No, they just hit the 'Update' button and it defaulted back to the factory standard of US English, same as Teams always keeps doing at our place, and don't ask me the problem we have trying to get machines to BUILD in UK English.

  1. Groo The Wanderer Silver badge

    If anyone is due for replacement by a statistically-driven data generator, it's the bean-counters. All they do is generate numbers and statistics! They're a perfect candidate for replacement. :)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Machines can add two columns of numbers three times in a row and get seven different answers? Nope, only accountants can do that.

  2. chivo243 Silver badge

    Great idea

    I just learned that one of my favorite managers is retiring! I've forwarded this weeks BOFH to some colleagues, I think Simon may be onto something! The old org is faltering a bit too, so this could save them some dosh!

  3. Herby

    Artificial Intellegence Isn't.

    Full stop

    Please remember this for future reference!

    1. N Tropez

      Re: Artificial Intellegence Isn't.

      Quite right. 'AI' is ML. And I see a spooky resemblance in all this to the dotcom bubble that went pop in 2000.

      The increasing billions spent on stuff that will definitely be world shattering quite soon - with concomitant huge energy usage.

      The cracks are starting to show. Who knew that trawling the internet would lead to breaches of copyright that may lead to millions of lawsuits? Hallucinations? So much data needed that there is now 'cannibalism' of other 'AIs' data? People (including lawyers) depending on 'AI' data that turns out to be totally spurious?

      I would think about going to Mars, if I didn't know that I'd either die on the way out or soon after I got there.

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The Future State of Battle for AI Publishing Presented Situations are Mined Mind Fields

    Nice one, El Reg/Simon T. Whenever clearly way out in front of both competition and opposition so evidently struggling with and failing to master or take advantage of NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT opportunities has one certainly leading in all such relative matters by a quite naturally overwhelming almighty otherworldly default.

    And of course do/will AIs talk amongst themselves and share both novel and ancient secrets which informs intelligence of the enlightened paths ahead to be pioneered and followed 0Day Exploit Export Hunting for AI Bugs In Search of LOVE

    Out there anywhere, IT’s a Brave New More Orderly World Order Toy and Tool readily available virtually everywhere for Work, REST and Play.

    Carpe Diem .... and enjoy the AI Way in getting things done better, differently.


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