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Comment: Re:Breaking news! (Score 1) 148

by pitchpipe (#49134817) Attached to: Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games

Seriously, is there any doubt that a computer can easily defeat a human at ___________ that involves _____________?

Of course not. Whenever a computer defeats a human easily, of course it isn't true AI. Computers were better at that all along. Leave that to computers so that humans can do the truly human work.

Comment: Re:Software has been replacing coders for decades (Score 2, Interesting) 265

by pitchpipe (#49099529) Attached to: The Robots That Will Put Coders Out of Work

There's so much work to do that I doubt our tools will ever "displace" us.

I find it so strange when otherwise seemingly intelligent people use the word 'never' regarding artificial intelligence. If our brains operate according to the known laws of the universe, then why would you suppose that the piece of meat between our ears could never be improved upon. Really?! Never?

Comment: Re:If all goes well. . . (Score 0) 228

by pitchpipe (#48885661) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

Imagine when your coffee maker won't work because it doesn't detect that you've gotten up and into the shower, or the HVAC doesn't kick on for the room you've just entered because the house computer didn't detect occupancy, or the surround sound system malfunctions and thinks there's a party, so it turns on the music loudly at 3am, or the fridge's inventory list gets corrupted and it reorders everything that you have in an already full fridge...

OMG! Teh horrorz! Imagine being inundated with *extra* food. Noooooooooo...

Imagine ...

Imagine, your coffee maker works fine for years, automatically making your coffee as soon as you jump in the shower, and then one day, BAM! No fucking coffee. WTF are you gonna do now?!

God the future sucks!

Comment: Re:"Forget about the risk that machines pose to us (Score 1) 227

by pitchpipe (#48827043) Attached to: An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI

Stastical modeling that makes a black yellow striped pattern look like a school bus, because it has no concept of anything and not intelligence in any sense of the word and that is the just what fits the statistical model.

In light of what you just said: what is this

Comment: Re:Wait, which part is he sorry about now? (Score 0) 106

No, I think you both still miss the point. I was "first post" before this article, Snowden, or anyone else. I was saying this was happening before even Slashdot's founding. I simply guessed it, well over a decade ago by following the money. Only then I wasn't rated "+5 Insightful" I was rated by my peers as "-5 crazy for saying the emperor is naked."

Will the real first post please stand up.

Comment: Re:its a drug bust (Score 4, Insightful) 129

by pitchpipe (#48816875) Attached to: US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year

For everyone who is about to object: what do you think a drug bust looks like? They posed as drugs consumers/dealers and busted the parties buying/selling. This seems like what my taxpayer dollars should go towards: stomping out illegal activity where it is prevalent.

Not only is it a complete waste of time and ruins people's lives, it is a fucking waste of my tax dollars. Oh, but they sure are about to win this stupid fucking drug war.

Next you think they'll try to outlaw stupidity, thereby breaking logic once and for all.

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