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Comment: Re:How many questions can YOU beg in one definitio (Score 1) 270

by 91degrees (#47424195) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI
Yes you're right. I didn't read that properly.

Although I think the summary oversimplifies things a lot. Skimming the actual paper, it looks like the Lovelace test is not a test in itself but a means to critique tests for AI. It could apply to a chatbot or a story writer or anything else.

So if I ask a chatbot "How many legs does a horse have", it would fail if it just looks up the answer in a database that contains "legs", "horse" and knows to give the answer "4" (because can trivially explain that), but if it has learned from earlier conversation what a horse is and what a leg is and comes up with a correct answer, it would pass, because I have no way of knowing the exact inputs it used. Something like that anyway.

Comment: Re:How many questions can YOU beg in one definitio (Score 1) 270

by 91degrees (#47422807) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

What's a "program" ("anything")?

A deterministic sequence of instructions that could be converted to work on a universal Turing machine. I don;t htink this is really a valid criticism.

What does it mean to be "engineered to produce" one?

Presumably we're talking about a specific condition and expectation that is part of the specification. Although since a lot of specs are informal this does need to be clarified.

What's a "hardware fluke"?

Not sure on this one. My initial thought was that this was just a requirement that it not produce pure randomness and get a valid result statistically.

What constitutes "explanation" of how it was done?

I think this one is the main problem. It's very subjective what an explanation is. It's also somewhat dependent on the programmer.

Comment: Re:Car Insurance Companies Too! (Score 1) 347

by rk (#47419569) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

That might be a part of it, but I've received 3 payments from insurance companies of other drivers from their liability and not once was an attorney actually brought in, or was a lawsuit mentioned. Well, I did think about it on one occasion, because the insurance company was dragging their feet and took weeks to schedule a fix (seriously, Farmer's sucks), but in the other two cases I had a check in my hand within 72 hours of the incident.

What mechanism would you provide to ensure people are compensated for loss when another party is at fault?

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