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Comment: The Magic of AI (Score 1) 483

by Lord of Kaos (#29961396) Attached to: IT Snake Oil — Six Tech Cure-Alls That Went Bunk

Some technological wonder working in a way the observer doesn't understand may be perceived as 'magic'.

I think the same holds true for AI.

For problem fields seeming easy for humans, but hard for machines, the solution must be AI.

If a solution is found, the solution suddenly consists of procedures, if's, else's, and that dispells the magic.

So, in a way, AI may never exist.

Comment: You're the next guy! (Score 2, Informative) 528

by Lord of Kaos (#28093205) Attached to: Documenting a Network?
Just write down, what you need in a form you can use. Chances of anybody else reading through these papers is close to zero: Your _potential_ successor has
  • to know that documentation exists
  • to be able to find it
  • to think it contains anything valuable
  • to have time to read it
  • to habe the capability to understand it and make use of it

99,99% of all known possible successors will just hotfix problems as they arise and blame everything on the predecessor. So just write up the things you need and tend to forget in a way you can use...

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS

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