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

by telchine (#49136319) Attached to: Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games

Some of my previous jobs involved programmed AI game opponents for action games. As anyone who's faced an aim-bot knows, there's no real challenge for computers to perform many of the tasks humans find difficult, like putting a bullet through a moving target's forehead.

Then why did Steven Polge resort to making the ReaperBot cheat?

Comment: Re:Bad comparaison (Score 3, Interesting) 135

by telchine (#48926621) Attached to: The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

Call me a sceptic if you like; but I read the summary like this...

Apple says this in a press release. Hollywood can provably be seen to have done this but not as well.
Apple says that in a press release, Hollywood can provably be seen to have done that but not as well.

Since when did Slashdot become a place for Apple press releases to be hyped up more than they are already?

This is a Slashvertisment... Someone needs to create an ad blocker for these kinds of things!

Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 1) 688

by telchine (#48615991) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

If the job still gets done it's a good thing that jobs gets replaced by AI.
The flaw isn't in who does the work, but how the economic system around it is set up.

But how do we improve the economy when the economists in TFA can't agree?!

We should replace them with AI!

Comment: Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (Score 1) 1198

by telchine (#46888421) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I would be fine giving this particular man the death penalty.

That seems a bit harsh! I know his books were sometimes a bit boring but it's a pretty extreme punishment!

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.