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Announcement 2019-05-26: Calling All Froods

Post 21

Baron Grim

Nah, mate. There's nothin' around the corner but the druggist and the Chinese take-away.

smiley - cheerssmiley - winkeye

Announcement 2019-05-26: Calling All Froods

Post 22

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

And what more do we really need? smiley - huh

smiley - pirate

Announcement 2019-05-26: Calling All Froods

Post 23

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

We need more data.

Machines have gotten complicated enough that we can't be *sure* whether they're thinking for themselves. Sure, there's the Turing test, but so far every computerized machine has required an "oracle," i.e. programmer. Maybe some programmer has been able to make his programs *seem* sentient. Nevertheless, they are still being run by the programmer's program. smiley - smiley

I suggest that programmers can and do make mistakes. They may take a while to figure out exactly what those mistakes were. So, time will tell. smiley - smiley

Whatever you do, don't panic. Also try not to spit or wrestle the leopard. smiley - zen

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