[LMB] self-driving vehicles OT:

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Thu Sep 2 20:11:06 BST 2021

On 02/09/2021 19:48, markus baur via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> On 02.09.2021 20:27, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold wrote:
>> On 02/09/2021 19:00, Louann Miller wrote:
>>> Not just Asimov, either. It turns out that before we had computers 
>>> to smoke
>>> test our ideas about computers, we were really bad at guessing what 
>>> would
>>> be easy and what would be hard for them. Probably based on 
>>> over-using the
>>> assumption that a human brain = really smart purpose-built computer. 
>>> Boy
>>> were we wrong.
>> Very true. A nice representation of it is this comic: 
>> https://xkcd.com/1425/
>> The joke is a bit out of date, we know how to solve that now, just 
>> use a neural net.
>> It would be solved in a few months, work 99% of the time and 
>> mysteriously fail to recognize blackbirds ;-)
> of course you could use two different neural networkds .. the one 
> above, and one trained to recognize ONLY blackbirds ..

Yeah that was a bit of an inside joke: some early neural networks didn't 
recognize black people. That meant that their training set was bad.

And it also meant they didn't have a diverse team - because if they had 
had a diverse team, they would have realized their training seat was bad.

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