Posts made in July, 2012

For discussion: Does strong-AI economics depend on social equity?

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, brought to the fore by Ken Lui’s story The Caretaker recently on Escape Pod. Go listen. It’s worth it. I’ll wait.

If someone wants to write programs today that make use of strong-AI, there’s literally nothing stopping them–they can write to the Mechanical Turk API (to be fair, there’s a narrow exception of jobs of questionable legality which would violate Amazon’s terms of use).…

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Messy Desk Report for June 2012

Hey, some months, if it weren’t for Messy Desk Reports, I wouldn’t be blogging at all.

I’m generally OK with that. Like anything blogging takes time, and sometimes you need to spend your limited time on what’s at the top of the list.…

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Micah Joel

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