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Comment The Magic of AI (Score 1) 483

Some technological wonder working in a way the observer doesn't understand may be perceived as 'magic'.

I think the same holds true for AI.

For problem fields seeming easy for humans, but hard for machines, the solution must be AI.

If a solution is found, the solution suddenly consists of procedures, if's, else's, and that dispells the magic.

So, in a way, AI may never exist.

Comment kindly beg to disagree (Score 1) 528

No, this is the only way to create useful documentation (provided it's for "internal use only" and an unspecified readership). It's no use (re-) writing "network admin for dummies". There's only one thing worse than no documentation - outdated documentation.

Comment You're the next guy! (Score 2, Informative) 528

Just write down, what you need in a form you can use. Chances of anybody else reading through these papers is close to zero: Your _potential_ successor has
  • to know that documentation exists
  • to be able to find it
  • to think it contains anything valuable
  • to have time to read it
  • to habe the capability to understand it and make use of it

99,99% of all known possible successors will just hotfix problems as they arise and blame everything on the predecessor. So just write up the things you need and tend to forget in a way you can use...

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