AI wouldn’t predict AI. The best experts are the ones who have fooled themselves

Experts predict AI will outperform humans in many activities in the next ten years, such as translating languages (by 2024), writing high-school essays (by 2026), driving a truck (by 2027), working in retail (by 2031), writing a bestselling book (by 2049), and working as a surgeon (by 2053). Researchers believe there is a 50% chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks in 45 years and of automating all human jobs in 120 years.

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Uber Interment

I began the post mortem on Uber months ago, before it had given up its ghosts. There is a long line of crooks, liars and fellow schemers who will feign shock that there was gambling in Casablanca…
VC firms and Pension funds will unburden their moral and financial loads by respectively socializing it, and hot-potato’ing to the taxpayer.

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Gender becomes Social Construct, or not.

Self identified progressives, leftists and ‘liberals’ have adopted a fragmented and convenient ideology.
They protest loudly, and Facebook ‘like’ eagerly on the need for gender-neutral pronouns to accommodate transgender and gender-fluid preferences. For them, gender is re-architected as a socially construct and amenable to de-construction, it is thought that the very English language itself must be made to fit the needs of the individual, with new pronouns like ‘ze’.

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Only difference between Mother Jones & Infowars? Big words, coif and ties

Mother Jones recently announced it’s “redoubling our Russia reporting”. What passes for “Russia reporting” at Mother Jones is mostly just glorified InfoWars paranoia for progressive marks — a cataract of xenophobic conspiracy theories about inscrutable Russian barbarians hellbent on subverting our way of life, spreading chaos, destroying freedom & democracy & tolerance wherever they once flourished. . . . because they hate us, because we’re free.

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Tattoo Much

…Ariana Grande, of whom I had not heard until Salman Abedi killed 22 people at her “concert” in Manchester, has had herself tattooed with a picture of a bee, a symbol of Manchester’s industrious industrial past, as a “permanent tribute” to the city. Apparently, the other performers in her vulgar act have done likewise. Could courage, compassion, sympathy, self-sacrifice, indeed virtue itself, go further?

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