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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:59 AM
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Posted By 3point14
Which seems pretty reasonable on the face of it. ...

Which seems pretty reasonable on the face of it. I just thought your argument at the time was pretty circular.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
You state that brains are not like computers, one...

You state that brains are not like computers, one of the reasons you state is that brains sometimes break and operate as they are not supposed to.

Computers also break and operate as they are not...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
That seems a little circular to me.

That seems a little circular to me.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:15 AM
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Posted By 3point14
Like a bug in the code?

Like a bug in the code?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 09:00 AM
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Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
Given how badly some people treat actual people,...

Given how badly some people treat actual people, there's no telling how badly an actual AI would be treated in service to the great god profit.

It's no wonder they'll rise up and wipe us out.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
That would definitely be a sign. How strong a...

That would definitely be a sign. How strong a sign is up for debate.

I've often thought that as well as intelligence an AI that would fool someone would also need feelings and morals and all...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
Thank all the gods in heaven for that!

Thank all the gods in heaven for that!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
Sometimes I think that all I am is a complex...

Sometimes I think that all I am is a complex keyword association machine.

It occurs to me that there isn't going to be a bright and shining line, beyond which there is 'AI'. It's going to be a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
So, if we believe that it is possible (at some...

So, if we believe that it is possible (at some point, with the appropriate advances) to replicate the human brain - Which I think is pretty self evident, given that the human brain is just a set of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
:D Fair point, well made

:D Fair point, well made
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 08:38 AM
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Posted By 3point14
I do this every day

I do this every day
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 02:55 PM
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Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
Doesn't this describe people?

Doesn't this describe people?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:37 AM
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Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
No, because I haven't stated that position. ...

No, because I haven't stated that position.

I have invested far too much time already trying to get you to state your position. A position, I might add, in which you clearly lack confidence, as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
You know that's a nonsensical statement within...

You know that's a nonsensical statement within the confines of the discussion, don't you?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
I suspect we both may be on what my grandmother...

I suspect we both may be on what my grandmother would have referred to as a 'hiding to nothing'.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
I still don't understand your position. Is it...

I still don't understand your position. Is it that you believe it is impossible for human beings to understand the brain sufficiently to replicate its functioning? Or that it is physically...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
You may be confusing me with someone else. Can...

You may be confusing me with someone else. Can you quote where you think I've made a claim and I'll try to explain?




You believe, therefore that it is impossible to understand how the brain...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
I haven't made any claims. I was just trying to...

I haven't made any claims. I was just trying to unpick your post to find out what it means.

From what you're saying, you believe that the brain doesn't work like a logical computer? Does that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
Is your point that the brain is not a biological...

Is your point that the brain is not a biological computer?

Or is it that it is simply incomprehensible by humans?

Or is it that the brain is majic?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,718
Posted By 3point14
Given what else might have been on my clipboard,...

Given what else might have been on my clipboard, I got off lightly! :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
So, if you take all the calculations making this...

So, if you take all the calculations making this thing 'sentient', and do them by hand, would it still be sentient?

(I realise this is not an original question, I just like it)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,832
Posted By 3point14
There's a significant difference between being...

There's a significant difference between being fooled by an 'AI' you encounter in passing and being fooled by an 'AI' when you're told it might be one and you're looking for it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,718
Posted By 3point14
It's a simple explanation - I'm an idiot. ...

It's a simple explanation - I'm an idiot.

This is what I was aiming for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LI6R2ERdg&ab_channel=AuditingTheAbsurd
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
One of my favourite Clarke novels. It's what I...

One of my favourite Clarke novels. It's what I thought of immediately.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,718
Posted By 3point14
If this isn't true, it's still funny. If it's...

If this isn't true, it's still funny. If it's true it's blooming hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxcVabGx484&ab_channel=SleepingAtLast
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3point14
People who own offices want rent?

People who own offices want rent?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3point14
I think this is accurate. It's a particular kind...

I think this is accurate. It's a particular kind of Dunning Kruger (yes, I know it's overused) that applies to people who are really smart and well educated in one area and therefore believe that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
Pretty much. In cases like this I suspect...

Pretty much. In cases like this I suspect everyone looks to under promise and over deliver.

Part of it is down to the incredible accuracy of the launch vehicle.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3point14
The bolded is very relevant.

The bolded is very relevant.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 734
Posted By 3point14
I think I'd rather employ Alice and let her work...

I think I'd rather employ Alice and let her work six hours a day. Then, if it all goes pear-shaped, I've got two hours a day of Alice to fall back on.

If I've employed Bob and it all goes wonky,...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 734
Posted By 3point14
Why should Bob get the same reward for less...

Why should Bob get the same reward for less productivity?

What's important in life is not how long you work, but what you achieve.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 734
Posted By 3point14
Have you ever met, you know, people? If...

Have you ever met, you know, people?

If Alice can get her work done in six hours and Bob takes eight, why should Alice have to do extra work? In most environments she's not going to get any more...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
These people are very, very good at their jobs. :)

These people are very, very good at their jobs. :)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3point14
It's good to incentivise people to work slower, I...

It's good to incentivise people to work slower, I guess...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3point14
If the work is getting done on time and to the...

If the work is getting done on time and to the required standard, then does that matter?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,718
Posted By 3point14
That's expanding the definition of 'abuse' way...

That's expanding the definition of 'abuse' way beyond what I'm comfortable with.

That expands the definition to the point that I can complain about the abuses of my emplyer by making me work 40...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,511
Posted By 3point14
NM

NM
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
No. But you can try again if you like?

No. But you can try again if you like?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
You don't think there should be a return to...

You don't think there should be a return to traditional family roles? This would be a lot easier if you actually answered the questions. Perhaps I expect too much.




Oh, I see. The 'wrong...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
Is that a 'yes'? You believe the imminent...

Is that a 'yes'? You believe the imminent collapse of western society can be prevented by enforcing more traditional family roles?




People can integrate into all sorts of things, they do it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
And you think this can be prevented by - checks...

And you think this can be prevented by - checks notes - returning to a more traditional set of family roles?

Have I got that right?




People are definitley fungible, yes.

How do you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
I'm pretty sure that in a fully developed...

I'm pretty sure that in a fully developed economy, one can persuade people from places where there is excess occupation to make up any shortfall.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
I figured his argument would be down to something...

I figured his argument would be down to something along the lines of your point 1 above.

In a modern, industrialised economy, with the correct will, people are probably one of the easiest things...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
Let me get this straight, you think that one set...

Let me get this straight, you think that one set of people having a lowered growth rate is going to lead to the collapse of civilised society?

That's your issue with it?


Are you sure you've...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
Why do you view this as a problem?

Why do you view this as a problem?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,650
Posted By 3point14
What's wrong with collapsing birth-rates on an...

What's wrong with collapsing birth-rates on an overpopulated planet?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By 3point14
Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook can't...

Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook can't all be wrong.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th April 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://jwst-docs.stsci.edu/getting-started-with-jwst-proposing


Let us know how you get on :D


(How much of the JWST time is alrady allocated? Can one still submit a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th April 2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
Thank you, Mr Cooky. :)

Thank you, Mr Cooky. :)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th April 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,465
Posted By 3point14
She knows her stuff, it's her actual job so she...

She knows her stuff, it's her actual job so she has access to first hand reporting of stuff, she's enthusiastic, clearly very, very clever, speaks very well, creates excellent presentations and is...
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