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 on: Yesterday at 03:36 AM 
Started by rafa - Last post by Aileen
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 on: Yesterday at 03:36 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Aileen
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 73 
 on: Yesterday at 12:54 AM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Aileen
Are you bloody serious?

If anything the BBC was too scrupulously even in its treatment of the campaigns. Each time a Remain camp representative brought up a valid and important consideration, one of your screaming Leave camp lackeys was wheeled out to blither on about sovereignty and other ephemeral nonsense. If those utter fuckers had been rigorously fact checked we might not be where we are today.

I also don't understand why you appear to be so butt-hurt at Leave winning. You bloody voted for it.
I'm talking about 1975 not 2016.  What gives you the impression that I feel in any way hurt or disappointed at Leave winning, apart from the fact that I've said that I didn't like Farage, but if Farage helped Leave to win, then that's fine by me.  Fortunately there were plenty of Leavers around who did talk sense and who I genuinely believe were telling the truth.

Now I'll ask you this question - do you seriously believe that Remain were squeaky clean?  That Cameron & Co never at any point tried to mislead the public with their own Project Fear?  That they actually took the time to listen to what the public were saying instead of arrogantly sitting on their backsides in the complacent belief that Remain would win?

The only thing that I am very disappointed about is the bloody-minded attitude of the EU and the feeble-mindedness of our government ministers who seem to be either unwilling or unable to conduct negotiations because they're afraid of standing up to them, plus May's pathetic attempts to postpone the triggering of A50 until she was finally had no option other than to do so, a full 9 months after the referendum, and her continued extreme reluctance to allow the leaders of the devolved governments/assemblies to have any say in the matter, although I understand she now wants a meeting with Sturgeon at a date still to be arranged, all of which does nothing to help my conviction that Brexit will probably never happen, and nor am I alone in thinking that either.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:34 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by laundry
@Boogers I'm not convinced either, yet but this latest landmark though certainly demonstrates the potential towards generalized AI though and for the first time I feel it really hits home how fast reinforced learning machines will be able to improve and over-take our skills in certain domains.

On my previous note, in the ultimate end-point towards creating a self-improving AI there have been 3 main proposed ways to achieve this:
1. By simulating the Human Brain.
2. Through a smart-algorithmic/brute-force method copying human programming snippets and algorithms combined with human input, direction and improvements.
3. From the ground-up through reinforced learning.

No.1 is ridiculous and will never win out in the race so I can't really be bothered to discuss it. In the key battle between No.2 and No.3, I believe AGZ has demonstrated why method 3 will win out in the end. One of the key reasons for this is, as with what occurred in the AlphaGo simulations, working with our human input limits the possible capabilities and creativity that AI can exhibit.

All our programming languages will ultimately be found to be inefficient, difficult to understand and work with and be lacking useful statements, structures and functionality. A reinforced learning AI will instead build its very own programming language from the ground-up, this language will be more efficient than ours and very importantly the AI will be able to work with it a lot more easily than ours. This will improve the AI's capability to generate algorithms and piece them together into a cohesive program structure, to problem solve and derive needed functionality, to debug errors and to be able to explore and find new useful algorithms and functionality beyond it's initial scope. This AI will have a great and vital advantage over the other, giving it the ability program in a more natural way as opposed to a forced one and ultimately give it the ability to learn and advance way more quickly.

The only problem being that we will have even less of a clue what the hell is going on in it's programming and thought-process which will lead to it being more difficult to control, hone towards our needs and inject with human morality. We will be relying on it to inform and teach us how we can use it to our benefit and alter it's functionality. Although this will clearly be one of it's programmed outputs to work towards, it could also wind up being a defining step that would dramatically slow it's future progress.

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 on: October 18, 2017, 11:17 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Mark
Hey weird - i made a comment on blade runner above that Mark replied to. But my comment has disappeared somehow - malevolent AI in action?!
I've just restored it from the scary place where deleted messages go before truly dying.

Mod logs don't show me or Joe removing it. My money is on you mistakenly removing it with your fat fingers.

 76 
 on: October 18, 2017, 11:14 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by althusser
Hey weird - i made a comment on blade runner above that Mark replied to. But my comment has disappeared somehow - malevolent AI in action?!

 77 
 on: October 18, 2017, 11:11 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Aileen
Well let's hope she comes back stronger and fiit again next year, not a great lover of this continually coach changes that seem to go around the tour, but one has to have confidence that Jo knows what she is doing, onwards and upwards
Not a great end of season for British tennis, the second half of 2017, seems to have held a multitude of problems.
I hope she knows what she's doing too, and neither am I in favour of players splitting with their coaches just because they've lost a few matches.  After all, coaches can only do so much, the rest is up to the players.

Unfortunately, foot injury apart, her Wimbledon defeat by Venus and the ensuing decline has strong similarities to Andy's decline after he lost to Fed in the final of the 2010 AO, although I'd have thought her mental coach might have been able to do something about that, but perhaps she might during Jo's time out.  I hope so anyway.

I think this has been a disastrous second half of the year for men's tennis in general, because never before do I recall so many top players being out injured for so long.  If this doesn't wake the ATP up as to the rigours of the Tour and do something about it, then I doubt anything will.

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 on: October 18, 2017, 10:35 PM 
Started by angiebabez - Last post by Aileen
@ATS - Thank you very much for sharing that experience.  I freely admit I've never been all that struck on Judy, and nor have I read her autobiography, but I realise that seeing and listening to somebody in the flesh gives a quite different perspective.

Why do you read Silas Marner on an annual basis?   Just curious because I was forced to read it at school when I was about 13, and nobody in the class liked it, but I suspect that, as with so many things that my generation at least had to read as part of English Lit lessons, we were really too young to either appreciate or totally understand them.

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 on: October 18, 2017, 10:11 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by Aileen
I think Kyrgios needs to learn how to be a good loser.  He's just lost to Bemelmans in Antwerp in three, then had a word with the umpire on his way off court and whatever he said the umpire didn't look too happy about it!

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 on: October 18, 2017, 10:08 PM 
Started by richie c - Last post by Tonedial
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