DailyDirt: Don't Let Your Computers Grow Up To Be Cowboys

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Machine learning is a fascinating field that is increasingly becoming a part of more and more aspects of our lives. Not too far in the future, we're supposed to have all kinds of robot helpers -- driving cars for us and doing all the boring jobs. We're not quite there yet, but it may only be a matter of time before it's common for a robot to ask, "Do you want fries with that?" Here are just a few interesting examples of machines learning how to be more like us. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 30th, 2013 @ 5:29pm

    cowboy computers....?

    will they hog-tie humans?

     

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    McCrea (profile), Jul 30th, 2013 @ 6:30pm

    Programming computers to use our spoken language

    Programming computers to use our spoken language is difficult because people often use the same word to convey very different meanings

    Apparently difficult for people on the Internet, two.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 30th, 2013 @ 7:14pm

     

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    David Good (profile), Jul 30th, 2013 @ 7:16pm

    Do I want a computer to learn?

    I'm not sure I want a computer/robot that learns what kind of porn I like to watch...

     

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    Coyne Tibbets, Jul 30th, 2013 @ 7:34pm

    "Why" Questions, So What?

    Everyone has problems with, "Why?" questions: Parents, the government, businesses, scientists, and etc. What's so unusual about that?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2013 @ 5:06am

    Teach them to be Doctors n Lawyers n such ?

     

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