Re: "facial age estimation"
The bandwidth necessary to keep the video up to date with 'current' will easily defeat this scheme.
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"The powers that be are sold on the idea that AI can magically solve all this."
And this is the danger of the waves of AI-like systems. Stupid politicians believing it can magically solve problems when all it can do is magically create new ones.
What we need is magical AI politicians, carefully safeguarded by giving them neither power nor platforms.
I don't have much regard for Python but I thought it was popular because of the wide library support. Kids don't come with BBC BASIC wired in from the womb - they've still got to start by copying from somewhere else, modifying, and then writing from scratch. Maybe some pythonista here could illustrate what you'd need to type in (or, of course, save from a web page) to do something moderately interesting.
I presume there's a clone of BBC BASIC available too .. it's only a clicky link away, isn't ? Kids are used to that from their phone. And then there's stuff like Scratch.
I agree there's a lot more going on to get started but I don't think the new user sees much of it. The only difference is that there are more choices, and that's really down to the school setup.
I think administration for school computers is largely outsourced to the local authority and they'll be just as familiar with Pis as Windows, if not more. It's quite a few years since Pi appeared and it'#s only got better, while all Windows has done is eat up the resources of increasingly powerful PCs.
What's the refresh period for school PCs, anyway ? I suspect more than the 2-3 years that businesses need to keep them usable. In fact, it could be surprisingly close to the refresh period of the Pis themselves.
I haven't so far had the nag screen on Brave.
However I do have two other problems :
- Watching youtube in a Patreon window doesn't play. The cursor moves but the picture doesn't, and there's no sound.
- Following the link to watch on youtube works fine
- Watching youtube via a hackaday article gives a black screen
- Following the link from the hackaday article tells me the viseo is blocked
- Finding the video directly on youtube works fine.
I don't know whether this is a problem with Brave or youtube.
While they're at it the could do some other basic built-in verification such as a checksum on bank account numbers so that mistyped entries are detected instead of assigned to another accout,
Banks must have been one of the first organisation to use computers but they still give no indication of understanding the technology.
So, the bank guarded against future abuse by setting a trigger on payments to some account. And confused that account with a new, unrelated one. And when that trigger went off .. 3 times in 3 months .. they still didn't investigate. And it was only the failure of the payments forcing the payee to investigate that turned it up ?
Bank should be banned from trading. Clearly incompetent.
You suggest that making packages is a great deal of work for the pacvkage maintainer. And no doubt it is.
But some part of that work has to be done by the snap builder. And the cost of effectively translating a package build made for just snap instead of all the viable distributions is pad on every startup by every user. That isn't a good tradeoff.
I have an operating system to support apps.
I don't want to ship large parts of that with the app. At thatv rate I might as well just have a VM supervisor,. not an OS.
It may be that the problem is apps rely on other apps instead of OS services, and they aren't packaged definitively enough.
In that case, those apps need to migrate towards being reliable, properly supported and versioned services instead of half-assed web things.
We don't want to end up with an OS that's maintained like python, do we ?
Artificial, in the same sense as artificial flavouring or artificial grass, is what it is. Something that has the appearance of an object, but isn't it. However the term raises higher expectations than that because it's been a target for so long. The current crop isn't what we hoped for, even if it can sneakily be described like that.
A better name for the current effort would probably be Fake Intelligence.
What I think we're really looking for is Machine Intelligence. Actual intelligence that's good for something, but done by machines.