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demure  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning to Love Intelligent Machines: Garry Kasparov on AI (WSJ)

Sarcasm or misread?

    These are the same sensations that many are feeling today, as intelligent machines advance in field after field. Few people will experience the dramatic, head-to-head competition against a machine that I experienced, of course, but the sensation of being challenged, surpassed and possibly replaced by an automaton, or an invisible algorithm, is becoming a standard part of our society.

    Speaking from painful personal experience, I would suggest that this is the wrong frame of reference to approach the issue, and it is having a negative influence when we desperately need more optimism.

am_Unition  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The former, and I apologize, my sarcasm is approaching toxic levels. It's temporary, semester's over in 15 days.

I loved the article, thank you for posting. :)

demure  ·  372 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No worries :) I've got a week and a half of classes left and am definitely feeling a little squeezed. Good luck to ya!

am_Unition  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! Things are already rapidly improving, last classes were today. Good luck to you too!