Thursday, February 26, 2009

The same thing would happen with an article about the Mayor of Uckerby

Something I cited a few months ago about Crystal on Survivor: Gabon --
Here's the Gutenburg of a short story called "Unspecialist", by Murray F. Yaco. This blogpost sums it up: A machine can be built to do any accurately described job better than any man. The superiority of a man is that he can do an unexpected, undescribed, and emergency job... provided he hasn't been especially trained to be a machine.
Now ask anybody, especially anybody at work , and they will tell you that I am a fan of automation when possible. But, as I mentioned the other day, sometimes silly things happen when you rely on algorithms.

So, here's what happens when you tell a computer not to allow swear words:

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

West Bank Story shows true love conquering all.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

When you rely on too much on algorithms...

Take a look at the text of the first sentence of the Reuters article on Intel.

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