* Posts by Abdul-Alhazred

15 posts • joined 10 Jun 2016

Someone not only created a comment-spewing Reddit bot powered by OpenAI's GPT-3, it offered bizarre life advice

Abdul-Alhazred
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Once again the Turing test is passed and once again it is treated as a prank.

Ether the 'bot passed the Turing test, or thousands of Redditors fail it every day.

MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

Abdul-Alhazred

Turing test passed again, and again brushed aside because it's so embarrassing.

Give it all the information a human would have and it starts to act like a human.

Think about it, You know who is racist and sexist? Humans that's who.

OK not all humans, didn't mean to offend anyone here who might be one of those.

But maybe just maybe "acting like a human" is not a good intelligence test.

After IBM axed its face-recog tech, the rest of the dominoes fell like a house of cards: Amazon and now Microsoft. Checkmate

Abdul-Alhazred

Whatever they say now, I suspect they are waiting for a Democrat in the White House.

That it will be so in a year is not a sure thing, but it's a good bet.

Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft speech-to-text AI systems can't understand black people as well as whites

Abdul-Alhazred

Implicitly, the Turing test is for the AI to pass for a white human, and this is exactly the sort of error a white human would make.

Turing test passed again.

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

Abdul-Alhazred

Re: Just one question

If it's Jehovah's Witnesses and you want then to leave in a hurry rather than play them for laughs, tell them you used to be one but now are saved. You will see their backs so fast you won't have to make something up.

Jeff Bezos: I will depose King Trump

Abdul-Alhazred

If you are a political ally of the richest man in the world ...

... which side of the class struggle are you on?

That is all. :)

Whoa, France. Take it easy. Wow. You're out of control. Fining Apple 55 minutes of revenue for secretly slowing down iPhones? Maniaques!

Abdul-Alhazred

For Apple this is just part of the cost of doing business, as it might be a bit more tax to pay.

In the USA we don't have regulations similar to these French ones, but such fines are commonplace, mostly for breaking environmental regulations.

This won't end well. Microsoft's AI boffins unleash a bot that can generate fake comments for news articles

Abdul-Alhazred

How about fight wing trollbots versus left wing trollbots?

Perhaps the right wing trollbots and the left wing trollbots will reach a reasonable compromise about what to do about the human question?

NASA trumpets Orion completion as India heads to the Moon

Abdul-Alhazred

Re: India is going to the moon with my tax.

Don't you get it Old Boy?

India's space program is a lot cheaper than doing it in (for example) Manchester and having to bother about unions, diversity and gender balance.

You have outsourced your space program for economic efficiency.

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition tech not only crap, but also of dubious legality – report

Abdul-Alhazred

"Dubious Legality"???

So by implication you guys still have rule of law?

That's a relief. :)

DeepNude deep-nuked: AI photo app stripped clothes from women to render them naked. Now, it's stripped from web

Abdul-Alhazred

It's only a matter of time ...

Freeware app that does the same thing.

Someone will take the trouble out of a sense that it needs to exist.

Did someone forget to tell NTT about Brexit? Japanese telco eyes London for global HQ

Abdul-Alhazred

Trading only on WTO terms?

It seems to me the UK did a lot of trading outside Europe before the UK joined the EU. All manner of agreements, not trading only on WTO terms.

Without definitively claiming Brexit is any damn good, I assert that not everything bad or unusual in the UK is caused by it, nor will it immanentize the eschaton.

As it might be climate change, Trump being president, infidels occupying Palestine, or what have you.

Abdul-Alhazred

Why not?

Full disclosure: I'm a Yank and basically agnostic about Brexit.

Why not London as a headquarters city?

It's not like London wasn't an attractive venue *before* y'all joined the EU.

If it were (for example) a French or German company I'd say something different.

British cops told to scrap 'discriminatory' algorithms in policing

Abdul-Alhazred

PC Schweik blames the computer.

So instead of "everybody knowing" (for example) the South Side is the baddest part of town (as in the USA), PC Schweik blames the computer.

Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

Abdul-Alhazred

Something about the USA aggreeing that only the French, etc?

Google "Taylor New York Champagne".

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