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Comment Re:there is a reason for that (Score 1) 86

I'm still not following. Do you mean "racist software" in the literal AI sense that the software is thinking like a racist human being?

i mean that you need to have lights specifically for lighting their face.

You mean like a spot-light to the face? Then you get squinty photos. And awkward. One probably has to manually adjust the gamma levels instead, otherwise the background or clothing has too much effect on auto-adjustment. Either train the staff or have the photos sent to an adjustment lab to be tuned by experts (assuming it was taken with a camera good enough to capture sufficient details to be later extracted via gamma et al adjustments.)

Comment Re:Nope, I'll use he, she, they, there, their etc. (Score 1) 294

To be honest, I've been translating from English for a decade, for money, and this is the first time even I see "reasoning" like the one you're displaying in the second paragraph. I've seen group plurals for institutions, and I've seen singular they, in both less or more fortuitous usages, but this is the first time ever I see anyone justifying singular they of an authority figure with an institutional plural. Maybe you should push it into textbooks so that us dumb foreigners could learn it at your level of detail.

Comment Re:Jobs (Score 1) 345

I see one solution to increasing automation of our workforce: a combination of make-work and retraining programs. Everyone admits our infrastructure is old...

GOP will allow this only over their cold dead bodies. They will complain it increases the debt and creates "bloated socialistic government" that is allegedly biased against Christianity and Caucasians.

They have a point with regard to the debt, but we can take the money from our military budget. It's far larger than our top 3 enemies combined. And/or, tax the rich, which they are also against.

Comment There's only one place that this would work (Score 1) 307

... in toy airports made for children under the age of 5 where neither the building nor the aircraft need have any strong similarity to something in the real world beyond being visibly identifiable as such, and thus a potentially healthy platform for the child's imagination launch from.

Sounds to me like this Dutch scientist should actually be working for Fisher Price.

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