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Comment Could this work? (Score 1) 182

The issue with Google, Facebook, MSNBC, CNN, you name it - is that they're heavily using double-standards.
They just decide that if it does not align with their views, you're censored, fake news, etc. This is terrible and in fact an attack to free speech - even thus a company should be able to do whatever it wants, the reality is that today, if your ISP or Google in particular decide to remove your voice from the internet they can, they will, and today, they do.

Wikipedia has been so far rather successful at keeping a neutral stance though, in their articles. Of course, its not *always* neutral - far from it - but it's *mostly* neutral and that's what makes Wikipedia great: the data is mostly correct, concise, informative!

So basically, even thus this seems to be a very difficult endeavor I truly wish them well and hope they are successful. I for one am happy to hear about points of views I disagree with as long as they're reasonably factual. No more "allegedly-everything".

Comment Re:Open.gov (Score 1) 268

Pretty much
People focus on "OH LOL 70K saved its nothing" which is true.

But the reality is why would you spent anyone's time on something that isn't actually useful other than to create a false illusion of openness? Might as well not...

Now I'd rather it would actually be open, but if they're not able to do it genuinely I'm happy that they stop doing so.

Comment Re:Speed Bump (Score 1) 237

thats inaccurate though.
humans will only be ok with automated cars that are always never wrong (as in 1 in 100million kind of chance), and if possible actually never wrong (might crash but was physically impossible for the car to take a better decision)

until them, humans will prefer dying among their peers.

Comment Not BK's "fault" (Score 2) 606

I like how TFA and others make it sound like BK is the bad guy.
What they did is funny and relatively harmless (except for Google's reputation maybe). It also shows the HUGE issue that always-listening devices are.
I'd rather BK make fun of it, than someone else. Users have no control over these devices whatsoever. The company listens to everything they say, and can decide to act on it or not.

Otherwise, what's next? TV ads says BK burgers are good, and the Google voice comes up to tell you how you should get Google burgers instead? Or how about you're discussing with friends that you're going to go to Starbucks to get a coffee, but Google reminds you there is a closer coffee shop (that happens to be sponsored), which is Phil's ?

Sounds crazy today, but in 5y from now it will sound perfectly normal and something we have to deal with day to day. I'm all for making fun of it, showing the flaws and exploiting them in these ways before it become the new normal.

Comment Re: Uh, no. (Score 1) 384

"bias" seems like the wrong word for AI though.
Just like humans, it works by generalizing data. Just like humans, it needs to be aware that generalization means this is the statistically most likely case - but not the case for every instance.

So basically, it's not bias - which is why it bothers people a lot - it's pretty much statistical analysis results based on data with low chance of error. It's just that you cannot generalize things while working on a case per case basis and expect the correct outcome every time. It's just more likely to be the correct outcome, but not necessarily correct.

tldr: people wrongly think bias means you're making the wrong decision. bias just really means you're defaulting to the most likely correct choice - which may very well be incorrect depending on the case. Today's "AIs" are pretty much unaware of this.

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