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Comment: Unconscious racism (Score 1) 251

by doug141 (#49185257) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

Check out the book "The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives."

You will learn about studies of unconscious racism showing black against black biases, and unconscious racism even from the most left leaning progressives, and a team of psychologists managing racial imagery during a presidential election.

Comment: Re:chess championship (Score 1) 107

by doug141 (#48697231) Attached to: The New (Computer) Chess World Champion

Arimaa might make an interesting turing test. Your sig made me think of captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepard telling the story of the time he got a job testing the intelligence of a captive orca. The orca got all answers right immediately after training, then suddenly started getting them all wrong. Paul realized the Orca was testing him, too.

Comment: Re:Was cool in 2010 when foss BigBlueButton did th (Score 1) 99

by doug141 (#48609117) Attached to: Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

nothing I saw that indicates how much training the speech recognition needs.

Translators as a whole will never have enough training, since it's an art not perfected even by humans. When an idiom's literal translation is nonsense, the translator's job is about imperfect trade-offs.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."