In what appears to be something of a copy of a ZDNet article that we wrote about just last week, the NY Times is now looking at spam and wondering if the battle between spammers and anti-spammers will help push the state of artificial intelligence forward. Specifically, the writer focuses on what he considers the "irony" of spam that advertises anti-spam filters. Of course, many of us don't consider that "irony," but "a scam." Still, he wonders if this battle by companies claiming to offer anti-spam filters, and the real anti-spam filters trying to filter it out, will lead to smarter technology that better understands how humans want to use email -- including what kind of spam people won't mind reading.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Declassified Opinion On Bulk Email Collection Details More Abuse By The NSA
- FBI Uses Invitation To Investigate One Email As An Excuse To Dig Through Multiple Email Accounts
- Lavabit To Release Code As Open Source, As It Creates Dark Mail Alliance To Create Even More Secure Email
- How Is Consumer Watchdog 'Helping' When It's Trying To Destroy Services Consumers Find Useful
- Mayor Bloomberg Uses Private Email To Avoid FOI Requests; Has No Plans To Retain Archive Of Office, NYPD Emails