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Comment: Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (Score 1) 455

Well - no, they did not. A single neuron is complicated and poorly understood at present. The network of 300 of those is not understood at all. The lego robot that you referenced is a primitive lookalike thta does not fully reproduce the behaviour of real worm.

Comment: Re:Errors (Score 1) 230

by tristes_tigres (#47102701) Attached to: The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net

Except that it isn't an "error" in the way most people understand it. The neural net works correctly and as designed.

What is in error is the designers' and users' expectation that NN classifies things in the way that is "reasonable"
to a human. Which means, in turn, that the status of the whole discipline must be considered questionable.

Comment: Re:Freedom of thought (Score 1) 392

by tristes_tigres (#45600541) Attached to: App Detects Neo-Nazis Using Their Music

Used to be that in order to keep the peace, your village had to pay tribute to the local evil empire, and whatever they asked for they received.

Whereas nowadays, your village has to pay tribute to the IMF, and those who refuse, are branded "undemocratic" and bombed with cruise missiles. Yes, humanity progressed a long way.

Today to keep the peace, the US issues foreign aid.

Keep it. I mean, seriously. The world is much better off with out your "aid"

Comment: Re:Deja vu (Score 1) 454

by tristes_tigres (#44731787) Attached to: Syria: a Defining Moment For Chemical Weapons?

No, the US government did not approve of Iraqi chemical weapon use. You wildly exaggerate, to be polite.

And you are lying, to be precise. Here're some choice quotes from the article in the "Foreign Policy" that I linked to

U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein's military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.

and also

U.S. officials have long denied acquiescing to Iraqi chemical attacks, insisting that Hussein's government never announced he was going to use the weapons. But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture.

"The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn't have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy.

Looks like tacit approval to me.

The Reagan administration decided that it was better to let the attacks continue if they might turn the tide of the war. And even if they were discovered, the CIA wagered that international outrage and condemnation would be muted.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.