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Comment He does not (Score 5, Informative) 537

>> He wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US.

Will you stop spreading this tired bit of propaganda? He merely wants to stop the flow of people from Muslim countries _with may of which we're de-facto at war_, and then only until appropriate vetting procedures are established. This never was about a blanket "Muslim" ban.

Can you guys and galls get it through your thick skulls that letting in military-age men of an uncertain background from the countries where radical Islam is a dominant ideology is an absolutely idiotic thing to do? What's so bad about figuring out how to make sure you're not letting in an ISIS or Al Quaeda operative?

Comment Re:Yes, seriously (Score 4, Insightful) 613

They gave it a bare minimum of coverage. As an example: most people don't know about wikileaks revelations, about immunity deals, about lying to the FBI, about destruction of evidence. Why is it that some dude gets prison time for merely taking a picture in the vicinity of something classified, yet HRC deliberately mishandles top secret info and gets off scot free?

Comment China has eclipsed the US in gaming the citation m (Score 1) 97

China has eclipsed the US in gaming the citation metrics. Most of the seminal papers in AI are either US or Canadian. Nearly all of the new exciting ones are from the US, Canada or the UK (DeepMind in particular is on fire right now). You can publish a ton and not make a difference. Like it or not, only maybe 2-3 dozen papers really matter each year.

Comment Only a matter of time before that's not the case (Score 1) 192

It's only a matter of time before that's not the case for the vast majority of diseases. Combine data (both historical and from diagnostics) and machine intelligence, then let someone collect a vast dataset of symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and outcomes and train some algorithms on it, and voila, you $300K med school degree is now mostly worthless. That'll make healthcare quite afforable, though, right up until you need something done that machines can't do yet. I don't believe human intervention is actually necessary for at least 80% of what we currently think of as "healthcare". Machines will do just fine, give it time.

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