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Comment Re:this isnt a surprise (Score 1) 48

"For a number of years I have been familiar with the observation that the quality of programmers is a decreasing function of the density of go to statements in the programs they produce. More recently I discovered why the use of the go to statement has such disastrous effects, and I became convinced that the go to statement should be abolished from all "higher level" programming languages (i.e. everything except, perhaps, plain machine code)."

Go To Statement Considered Harmful - Edsger W. Dijkstra

Comment The real reason (Score 1) 287

The real reason why Musk, Buffett, Ma, and the rest are bitching about AI is that if we actually program these systems to run the world with morals such as honesty, equality, fairness, objectivity, etc there will not be any room for "nuanced" decisions that involve graft, corruption, favoritism, etc. that made them and theri cronies their billions.

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