DailyDirt: Computers Are Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You...

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One of the complaints for artificial intelligence advocates is that the goal posts for strong AI seem to be constantly pushed forward -- so that chess-playing programs are no longer considered a valid demonstration of intelligence and none of the achievements of AI so far are regarded as progress towards a silicon-based analog of human intelligence. But the field of artificial intelligence has made significant progress, and here are just a few examples of some interesting AI projects. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Rekrul, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:24pm

    So basically, it'll spit out advice like: "the only way to win is not to play" and "liquor before beer."

    "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?"
    - Joshua/W.O.P.R.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:37pm

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    Thanks for the exact quote, Rekrul!

    Now who originally said, "liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never sicker"...?

     

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    Pixelation, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 6:41pm

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    Will the algorithm warn you that once you shoot your wad you are going to wish you were somewhere else with someone else?

    I went to bed at 2 with a 10 and woke up at 10 with a 2.

    As for the other algorithm, don't they mean; male/female/gay?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 7:03pm

    “Thinking Is Whatever Computers Cannot Do”

    I remember a definition like that from an AI class once. Of course, it just flipped the question from “can computers think?” to “can humans think?” ...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 8:59pm

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 2:13am

    Re: Re:

    Now who originally said, "liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never sicker"...?


    I always thought it was "liquor before beer, never fear. Beer before liquor, never sicker"

    That seems to have more symmetry too.

     

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    Jose_X, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:59am

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    >> As for the other algorithm

    I'm curious to know if I will be something like male with a 53.62% probability.

    In any case, such a program can be used to help train yourself to sound like someone else.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 9:56am

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    http://www.quora.com/Is-the-expression-Liquor-before-beer-youre-in-the-clear-Beer-before-liquor-neve r-been-sicker-true

    Hmm. It's either that, or "you're in the clear ... never *been* sicker" ..? I suppose "never fear" sounds better, but I've heard it both ways.

    Still, where did this expression come from?

     

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    Jeff Rife, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 10:53am

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    I don't know where the saying came from, but it sounds like a great idea for a Mythbusters episode.

     

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