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Comment Re: AI -- FAR more hype than substance (Score 1) 210

True, but the advances will be in algorithms. The problem with AI is that it couldn't do things that impressed us because it coukd no see, read, talk, sense, walk, mive and itherwise get a good enough representation of the world. Google was birn with an algorithm. Recurrent NN in architectures that are recurrent are gradually learning and reusing other networks, combined with the ability to process informatiin abiut the world in usefull representations are advancing fast. If you look at evolutionary methods, it seems to be the case that at some point, we'll create some rules that just converge to intelligence. We are waiting for it to happen. Until then, we'll have Robo-Copies that can do anything better than us, but that get stuck all the time and don't generalize well.

Comment Re: Colossus (Score 1) 210

Agreed. But an AI first moves may be to hide what it's about to do, which will be own control of its value functions and other key safewards (whuch will be amazing trivial), then find a way to amazingly simplify the algorithms (huge boost eithout any hardware change), then huge replication (like a virus that spreads and hides, it could make itself distributed and hidden to all but itself) and then it woukd start ways to access and process orders of magnitude more data, and then start learning things we don't reprogramming itself, and then planning actions in the world.

Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 284

I can easily ditch my VISA for Mastercard...very VERY easily. The are commodities. I can't switch from iPhone for Android for payments without a HUGE mess in my life. It's a captive market. Apple is leveraging the network effect to reduce competition to 0 on their platform, unfairly and limiting my choices. Just like they charge 25%+ of every piece of software sold on iOS, they could change from 0.15% to 5% whenever Mastercard and VISA are out of the game. This can easily be seen with things like spotify, that have NO OTHER choice but to charge more on iOS. Does this price difference make me switch? Not yet. I am still bothered by how Apple can be a dictator, and isn't forced to allow competitors to compete with them in the platform for things Apple doesn't want to share.

The SECOND I can ditch iOS for something I like (Android is still not exactly what I want) I will.

Using Apple pay is validating Apple's bully attitudes and abusing practices and the banks are not dumb.

Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 284

Why not allow other Apps to access the NFC device? Why does it lock itself, that if you liked to make calls with your phone, then many kinds of new things can only be done by Apple? I am increasingly annoyed by Apple greediness and how every singles cable is always broken, how the phones always need cover and insurance, and by the general attitude of the company.

Comment Re: Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 904

We don't know who's the next einstein. If AI makes work not important for our race, we should change our rules. Nature wasn't invented with the assumption that every pine and flower be productive. It was designed so we could live and evolve. We also don't know where [insert your most admired person ever in the world] will come from. We should also not endanger the planet too much. That'd be the only reason for suggesting having fewer "offsprings"

Comment Re: Stupid (Score 1) 1042

That's totally lacking in creativity on your side. If we can bring an exctinct species from om software (dna/rna code in a computer) to real life, and an AI can break iut from the sandbox world into executing outside it, then jt's not impossible to "break out". I don't see how that's impossible.

Comment Re: Makes perfect sense (Score 1) 377

Wireless is not the way because I do 't eanto charge anything else. It's so annoying to run out battery. I have e hiw battery left fe hasn't improved and that Apple doesn't care.

I can immediately notice bluetooth audio quality, instantly, and also battery drains much faster which is a big issue. I is also another moving part that can make security worse.

Comment Re: None of this matters, it has no headphone jack (Score 1) 324

You don't understand because it doesn't affect you. I use lightning to charge and the jack for audio in my car, a 328i, and this is the only combination that works well.

I don't understand how this benefits me. Ultimately, Apple does a lot of things that have no benefit for me. They lost the grip. Just looking at the awful remote for AppleTV...everyone in my family has troubles with it. Interrupts movies all the time. There are so many things wrong with Apple design they should start tanking as a hint.

I am slowly accomulating for a complete move. When the iPhone 1 came out, they hadn't ask me, but it was exactly what I wanted. These last phones are a shame, even with the amazing technology they have they are a huge shame. Phone doesn't last a day, screen cracks (requires full LCD change) - everyone I know cracks this phones once or twice. People with 16gb can't do anything at all.

I even had to switch from Mail to Outlook iOS. That is embarrassing Apple. You are goong to tank because you are just riding Jobs shadow, but it's so blurry now that you don't know how far off you are.

Comment Re: Congrats Linus (Score 0) 110

Likely, for Linux to be good, it needs to be good. How Linus is, and how he operates, determine to a large extent what Linux is. In other worlds, you need to encourage Linus to keep being himself to preserve Linux - he can't be some other politically correct moron and still achieve what he did. Just like Steve Jobs, Einstein and many ither geniuses, just learn to accept that you cannot get it both, and for good reason. Btw, I really like how Linus leads, a lot. Should be worth 75 Hardvard case studies if not more.

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