by Mike Masnick

Anti-Spam Spammers Leading The Way To Better AI -- Part II

from the we've-heard-this-before... dept

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.

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    dorpus, 1 Sep 2004 @ 10:18pm


    Some of the most ingenious, amazing creatures in the animal kingdom are parasites -- worms/protozoans that live in the lungs of animals, etc.

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