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Comment: Re:Stop calling it AI. (Score 1) 73

by Livius (#49616469) Attached to: AI Experts In High Demand

Your adult brain learned the rules from its environment with no assumptions about what those rules were.

So very, very wrong. Well over 90% of what the brain does, even consciously, is either instinctive or a behaviour learned almost entirely from instinctive triggers.

Study someone with autism to see what the brain has to deal with when even a few of the built-in assumptions are missing.

Comment: Re:tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 1032

by Livius (#49609919) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

A synagogue is private property. Guests of a synagogue are subject to their rules.

Now, hold the BBQ next door to a synagogue, and if it provokes an *armed* response, then we have an analogy.

Otherwise you've merely underlined the barbarism of mainstream Muslim thinking.

And if your thinking is "Muslims can't help themselves," well, you're a worse bigot than the "Draw the Prophet" people.

Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 5, Insightful) 1032

by Livius (#49609893) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

If you set up an event specifically designed to insult/offend/antagonise a particular religion

The point of Muslim iconoclasm is that Mohammud is merely God's messenger and is not divine himself. The Muslims who are "offended" are the ones who don't actually understand why they have the rule in the first place. And why the rule doesn't apply to non-Muslims in the first place.

(Ironically much like Christian iconoclasm while it lasted.)

Comment: Not so unique (Score 1) 121

Very little of the qualities identified are in any way unique. Lots of places around the world (Waterloo, Canada, for one) have created very similar environments, simply on a smaller scale. Silicon Valley is merely the first and the biggest, and will keep its place with a little bit of effort, or lose it just as easily.

Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 244

A fifteen-year-old cannot be expected to think through the long-term consequences of his actions the same as an adult, but a fifteen-year-old is perfectly well aware that tampering with grades and arson are wrong and are actions that will be punished.

It's not all or nothing. He can get some leniency because of his age but neither he nor society would benefit from pretending he could not understand what he was doing.

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