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Used in this way, the word "artificial" refers to the origin of the intelligence, not the intelligence itself. In essence, generally speaking, if something sounds silly by one interpretation, you should probably consider another one...
You missed my point, or didn't see my other reply. We don't know the what the origin of intelligence is. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that mimicking a human brain will indeed create intelligence.
It certainly seems like an interesting idea, nonetheless. I would love to see it hit the civilian market at a low enough price. I have to admit, though, that I would be irked if vehicles and other machines began to be designed in such a way that this piece of hardware was near essential to work on them. If it has a low cost, sure, then it might not be a big deal. However, if it has a high cost like some code-readers and is essential to work on your own vehicle, well, that would make me start ranting about my lawn and my Phillips screwdrivers.
Yes, much too soon. I enjoy tasteless jokes, but I don't enjoy tasteless jokes.
FTFY. Some people like talking about the issues but keeping it funky; some people are having a hard time understanding this but can relate to it more easily by way of humor. You may not like it, the mods may not like it and I will be modded down, but that's just how I and my friend Anonymous Coward feels.
I just wrote that to a random contact on my Gmail Chat list. I'm sure they'll get it.
'Microsoft engineers are teaching the Natal 'brain' what various parts of the human body look like so that Natal can tell your ascot from your elbow.'
Maybe MS ought to learn body parts. I don't recall having an "ascot".
Computer/network ops, actually.
Yes, it is retarded, but you can't easily keep people (especially people who have to handle that kind of data) from doing it anyway.
Yes, you *could* say it that way, in that same way you could also point out that we don't have clear proof that unicorns and leprechauns *DON'T* exist.
But you can't prove that they don't not exist, either!
How does this effect the Drake equation? Sure, it would alter an input, but that's hardly annihilation.
Well, it's a bit of a problem with Ludwig von Drake - when people start questioning his numbers, he gets frustrated easily, steam blows out his ears, and he has a tendency to either grab his papers carelessly and run around them, tear them up in anger, or start babbling like a madman and eat them...
It's not an ISP either AFAIK. They claim to lease servers from ThePlanet.
Forgot to log in.
They only want information about the IT skills of their own members. How else would they process ONLY 28,000 responses at 2 minutes each? This doesn't even seem to apply to all Infragard members, only:
"Public and private professionals
self-identified as having information technology expertise."
This would also be why it's called:
IT seems kindof obvious that they might want to know what the skills of their own members are if they need assistance on something. Not like the FBI knows anything about technology.
Perhaps they're looking for resources for the next time they have an IT issue/project they need to not fuck up. According to their website, you need a background check to join. Seems like a good way to build a database of IT professionals that you don't need to do background checks on after the fact.