Whingement Day is almost upon us
So that scene from 2001 comes to mind, when Dave is taking down HAL. Surely a system isn’t really AI unless it can learn to sing Daisy Bell?
Excuse the cheap shot, I couldn't resist.
If you are indeed a stand up meeting, harshly judged you shall be!
What were they thinking when they designed those heads, it is a rather disturbing image…..
(The link for the talking robots in case you wonder what I was on about)
Lynx? Axe, surely?
All I remember about the Fantastic Voyage was Donald Pleasence's gruesome death by white corpuscle.
Gotta say this has literally started to happen to me this week. In correspondence with an American, we've been getting back strangely verbose replies which don't quite make complete sense. It's either and Indian Virtual Assistant (real person with slightly off English) or they are using Chat-GPT. (or some Americans just talk like that I guess, hard to know)
I think the give away is the way they summarize what you've said and say it back at you at the beginning.
It's a waste of my time, and a waste of theirs.
Was tempting to point Chat-CPT right back at them, but my wife simply replied "Great."
OTOH, it's kind of spooky that you can't tell if it's a human or not. Getting close to Turing Test. Perhaps that's because people have become more dumb since? And they are getting dummerer.
I’d been led to believe that all you had to do to stop a maniacal mainframe was input the query ‘WHY?’ and it would immediately self-destruct in an electronic fit of existential doubt.
Just ask "Why does the porridge-bird lay its egg in the air?"
That ought to do.
Also, is "stand-up" a universal term for "meeting"?
I'd never heard of it outside my own industry until now.
After watching these talking heads, I wonder if people in the academy is pumping out projects with the _sole_ purpose of snatching an IG-nobel
Showing my age but I used to love Tomorrow's World, despite the fact that I don't think I've ever seen anything that was on the show in the real world.
Almost as amusing as the Innovations catalogue that used to appear in newspapers every so often, a glossy brochure of brilliant solutions to problems that didn't exist.
Another triumph for UC Urbana-Champaign, just down the road from the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois.
My thought is that the AI assault will cause us to die laughing. Below is a copy of my asking my favorite question of our new clueless overloards, in this case Bard:
ME: How long would a human hair have to be to have the same aspect ratio of the Empire State Building?
Bard: The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall and has a base of 276 feet on each side. This gives it an aspect ratio of 5.25. The average human hair is about 1/8 inch thick, or 0.3125 inches. To have the same aspect ratio as the Empire State Building, a human hair would need to be 1.65 inches long.
However, it is important to note that this is just a theoretical calculation. In reality, human hair is not perfectly cylindrical, and it is also affected by gravity and other factors. Therefore, it is unlikely that a human hair could ever actually reach the length of 1.65 inches.
Hmm, the creative juices are flowing.
Hook Stand Up Ninja to a simulation of a group of talking heads?
AI driven scrum?
I think we have our next unicorn!
I don't know what I did wrong in a previous life but I've attended a lot of meetings.
Head Office was creating a major computer model of a complex process involving many engineering disciplines. On a regular twice-monthly trip to Paris, we from the UK had to travel the night before; evening meal and stay in a hotel: the meeting had a prompt start at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and croissants etc. on arrival, 30 mins. Stop at 10:00 for more coffee and brioche etc. 30 mins. Stop again at 11:30 for lunch, 2 hours. Stop again at 3:00 p.m. for tea and biscuits. This coincided with the end of the meeting, we had a plane to catch.
I used to wonder if I'd entered another dimension.
This went on for over a year before the project was abandoned. We all got a little stress-ball as thanks for our attendance.
OK, I know this column is supposed to be humorous, but the magnetically controlled vascular blockage removal "robot" was awfully impressive.
Raquel deserves some sort of prize for acting in that pile of merde (and with that moron). Stand-up Ninja has been bookmarked.
Artificial intelligence knows what love is, in fact it also knows love comes from composing music (as “Moles“ found out to his chagrin).