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Comment: Re:Turing test not passed. (Score 1) 261

by geekoid (#47424221) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

Rigged isn't the correct word here.

Lowered the bar. Intelligent people know that progress is made with many small steps. So the lowered the bar to see if it could pass.
Next time the bar will be raised a little more.
You'll never have a person run a 6 minute mile if you don't have measurable competitions to motivate runners.

No, cleverbot did not do a better job and would have done worse on this test.

The test has real, applicable and logical reason for the way the measured it.

You seem to be comparing the actual test to what the media claims it was, and then blaming the test for not being what the media misrepresented.
You're right about the media, but the media is always wrong about science.

Comment: Re:I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (Score 1) 258

by macshit (#47421717) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen
The other problem is that all this development seems like an insane urban-planning clusterf*ck... the rulers who are bankrolling it all want a glitzy showpiece to puff up their egos, and basically spend their lives traveling between high-end luxury malls, 60th floor corporate boardrooms, and enormous homes, in fleets of air-conditioned Mercedes SUVs. So they're designing a city optimized for those things. The result seems to be someplace that looks impressive in very long shots of the night-time skyline featured in inflight magazines, but which doesn't really work very well as an actual city (with, you know, people, not all of whom are necessarily ultra-wealthy)...

Comment: Re:Already happened? (Score 2) 261

by geekoid (#47421679) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

It's actual happened a lot, it's called 'emergent behavior'. The paper is old, poorly thought out, and written by people who want other people to think that are smart, but aren't actually smart enough to do science, you know: philosophers.

remember kids: philosophers are to science what homeopaths are to medicine.

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