Reply to post: Was There Ever A Point?

Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

Richard Jones 1

Was There Ever A Point?

If I want someone to do a job, (I am currently seeking to get several tasks done), that is what I need. I would not care if they were a bright green Martian (though I realise the neighbours might worry), but so what, as long as the job was done correctly.

If I am looking to buy something, it might be for me, my wife, one of my daughters, or grandchildren, or even some other relation, what I need are suitable examples of what I want, not some second rate pseudo intelligence pointing me another way. However, if I randomly think I want to buy something but I do not know what or why, then perhaps I should stop and think a bit more about what I am doing.

In short, it was a dumb, stupid pandering to silliness idea in the first place.

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