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bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Inside Steve Bannon's porn and meth house

Somewhere in the youporn offices a marketer checks the search statistics and shudders.

Well, yeah. I submit that Steve Bannon is more interested in selling racism than the form it has to take for people to buy it.

    Fact of the matter is, Bannon is so into it he made a goddamn movie about it.

to be fair...

I took a stab with OpenCV. Didn't get quite the same look, but I think it's in the neighborhood. Here's a random youtube video of seagulls:


The United Daughters of the Confederacy put most of them up, let them find somewhere to keep them.

... and they went to great lengths not to hurt people. The only people the Weather Underground got killed were some of their own accidentally blowing themselves up.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I Don't Think You Truly Grok The Problem.

Elaborating now that I'm not half-asleep, AI algorithms are either automating logical inference or automating statistical inference or a mixture. You can call a spam filter AI if you want and no one will call you on it, but it's just boring old hypothesis testing if you do what it does with pencil and paper. Likewise self-driving cars aren't different in kind from missile guidance systems, they can just do more because we have better computers. AI is more who you studied with, how you want to think about the problems you're solving and, less benignly, how the marketing people want to talk about the problems you're solving than a distinct kind of technology.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I Don't Think You Truly Grok The Problem.

Then it's pretty much just sophisticated telemetry (paid for for by DARPA), complex rulebooks (state DoTs and state university civil engineering departments), and an army of frustrated PhD candidates (DARPA again, except not paying)

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I Don't Think You Truly Grok The Problem.

I'm not entirely sure how to answer that, but if you wikipedia Kalman Filter and follow along you're a couple of months from following Sebastien Thrun's book and the rest depends on which side of the "DARPA got us this far" and "google has hookers and blow" you fall on.

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bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I Don't Think You Truly Grok The Problem.

There are a handful of hubskiers I know of, myself included, who have done/are doing real AI work. I've been trying to ignore this dude's threads, but I'll point out that everyone else I know of who knows their shit hasn't bothered to comment in them either.

Real-world AI is mostly boring, because things you can automate are always boring. PROFOUND/SCARY AI THING articles are always more science fiction than science.

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