You know, there's gotta be some kind of simple to help people tell the difference between "regular" (i.e. bubble sort, reverse an array) and "bad" algorithms (i.e. fill your timelines with nazis and flat earthers). Any ideas?

Uhhh, and maybe I should link the talk that sparked this thread, too?

Follow @janellecshane for more of this kind of stuff.

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Could we say, then, that the main problem with , then isn't in the technology itself, but in the way that human beings (try to) use it? It's a tool, like a hammer. If you know what it's good for and how to use it properly, you can do countless great things. Of course, you could also kill someone with a hammer if you're not careful—or, of course, if you're malicious.

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Watched @janellecshane's TED talk on the weird ways that can fail. Really good, entertaining talk that addresses pretty much what I've always felt about AI, but hadn't really put into words quite as well: AI can solve plenty of problems, but the real challenge is getting it to solve the problems we *want* it to solve.

Everything has been done in . Well, almost anything. All that's left is for someone to create an AI that creates @janellecshane.

More accurate prediction (probably): Web 3.0 will exclusively feature content written by , using higher-order markov chains and neural networks. Because is the future and all that.

...and because some of these content creators on are nearly indistinguishable from bots anyway. 🙄

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So apparently my profile says that I haven't mentioned artificial intelligence in over a year. So here's your controversial thought of the day: is overrated, and we put too much faith in it.

So is parrot-computer interaction a legitimate field of study? Like, is anyone working with a lab full of parrots talking to bots to see what kind of trouble they can cause and what items they can order off the internet? If so then here's my CV, please hook me up with the most hilarious job in the world

You really have to be a kind of to appreciate @lol, what with all the different languages it spits out. And you have to be a computer scientist, I guess, or at least someone who appreciates Markov chains, or , or .

Maybe you just have to be me. 😐

time! Let's call it dragfyre 101.

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