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Comment Re:Misguided (Score 1) 217

Cut the guy some slack, he's just been diagnosed with cancer, quite frankly he's going to be scared shitless and clutching at every straw he can get his hands on. I'm not condoning his approach but I can certainly understand it. Really though he needs to grit his teeth and just get on with the treatment ASAP, It's not the dark ages.

Comment Different Counties Have Different Laws. (Score 1) 90

Man breaks local law and gets punished for it, film at 11. Why is this an issue? In Thailand you get thrown in jail for simply disrespecting the king, in Singapore you'll get hung (or at least caned) for carrying the smallest amount of illegal drugs. the world is not completely homogenous (at least not yet).

Comment The Nature of Intelligence (Score 1) 168

This is just the nature of intelligence, it is just data compression. We parse the incoming data by fitting it to an internal model built up over time and try to optimize the compression by changing the model (learning) or changing the data (action). Small variations to the model (novelty) are inherently interesting as they provide the model-update mechanics something to work on. When the data is overly compressed we get artifacts like optical illusions, ghosts, cargo cult etc

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