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Comment Just Wait... (Score 2) 220

...until the first time AI kills someone.

1. AI Manufacturer pays millions and millions in damages?
2. AI Manufacturer finds a way to pawn off responsibility on to the owner.
3. AI Manufacturer passes a law capping damages and maybe even some kind of limited indemnity for the AI Manufacturers

Comment Re:If it's "settled", it ISN'T "science" (Score 1) 552

Just to be fair, 99.9991% of Slashdot posters are NOT climate scientists. They simple cut and paste talking points from their favorite websites that support their personal view.

There is never a Climate Science "debate" on Slashdot. It's a bunch of amateurs tossing around bits and pieces of what they largely don't understand, calling each other names. Useless.

Comment Re:Math is a Chore (Score 3, Insightful) 218

Yes, but there needs to be a context and a purpose to that chore.

When you are learning to read first grade books, the teacher is reading third grade level books to you. You see what's possible. YOU want to read that book. But you can't. So you work harder on the books you can read in order to be able to read the higher level books.

It's like being taught to sculpt marble by MichaelAngelo, but he only lets you see the 6 square inches around the chisel.

Comment Math is a Chore (Score 5, Insightful) 218

The way math is taught, Math is a chore. The way common core teaches it, it's a stupid, idiotic chore.

There is never an example of the wonders of math. No examples of what can be accomplished and how you can actually benefit. It's just a series of numbered problems with the answers to the odd numbers in the back and precious little explanation. Something to finish before class is out and to remember just long enough to pass the next test.

Math is a chore because it's taught like a chore.

Comment Re:Require that patents be defended (Score 1) 134

Intellectual Property should be a two part concept. The idea, and the implementation of that idea in a commercial product.

Used to be for a mechanical patent, you had to build a working model. Why should people be able to dream up stuff that they can't possibly do, only to profit when someone actually does it and commercializes it?

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