Algorithmic Diversitocracy

Here‘s the anti-Tay.

One way or another, robotically-enhanced coercive enstupidation is coming. (At least the machines will only be pretending to be sunk in idiocy.)


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October 11, 2016admin 24 Comments »

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Funded by apparent Leftist mouthpiece Google. I wonder if this is AI, or “AI” in the common parlance. Wait until they have one of these to manage every aspect of life, including who you date. A suicide machine.


    pyrrhus Reply:

    This stuff really only works with Spergs who have never done anything useful in the real world in their lives….It shows, homage to Catch-22, that people can have reasonably high IQs but still be complete idiots.


    michael Reply:

    any one with an IQ over 130 I find to be a moron


    dornen Reply:

    Can somebody ban this idiot already?

    Dick Wagner Reply:

    dornen is an enemy of truth

    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 3:27 pm Reply | Quote
  • haishan Says:

    Unfortunately the machines can’t pretend to be stuck in idiocy — if we feed them garbage, they’ll happily output garbage right back out. And we seem to desperately want to feed our machines garbage.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply | Quote
  • Bill Says:

    Re: Nyberg’s bot, the obvious conclusion not drawn is that they’re responses are not actually intelligent, and are not expected to be.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply | Quote
  • Ur-mail Says:

    > a big part of the motivation is not to engage in harassing behavior, but to “expose reactionaries and harassers.”..That it also makes the people engaging in this sort of behavior looks ridiculous is a nice side effect.

    A very telling bit. It’s amazing how people project all sorts of noble projects into their base pleasure in humiliating and feeling superior to others.

    A political Twitter-bot arms race aimed at escalating humiliation seems inevitable now.


    Uriel Alexis Reply:

    “A political Twitter-bot arms race aimed at escalating humiliation seems inevitable now.”

    this is probably the best thing that can come out of this.


    Ur-mail Reply:

    Even better if this is how the first AGIs are born.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 4:04 pm Reply | Quote
  • VKR Says:

    It’s funny how these people lack the self-awareness to realize the implication of the success of their chat-bot. People have difficulties distinguishing between a shallow chat-bot lacking any intelligence and the average lefty…


    John Hannon Reply:

    Yes, but it’s still less shallow and more intelligent than the poor sucker who kept arguing with it for 10 hours.
    Should have just opted for the 5 minutes.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply | Quote
  • Uriel Alexis Says:

    I don’t think the excuse for doing it makes the fact that we’re feeding ever larger chunks of data and giving ever better sensors to ever greater machine-brains any worse.

    machines won’t be doing puritanism any soon.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 5:39 pm Reply | Quote
  • Erebus Says:

    On the opposite side of the spectrum:

    This is, I am told, not a joke… but it sure looks like one. (That “academic researcher”! My sides!)


    Quint Essential Reply:

    Made my day. I love the “brand promoter”.


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:




    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Chasm from chasm, Armageddon, Armageddon, Armageddon,
    A thousand angel jubilation, and upon this rock I will build my church!


    Posted on October 11th, 2016 at 9:39 pm Reply | Quote
  • Organs w/o Body Says:

    Designing mechanisms leading to useful inferences from sense data is a lot more difficult than designing first principles that will lead to a predetermined conclusion. Left-bots (redundant?) will gradually be displaced by bots with a better developed respect for reality due to inexorable sociopolitical forces, e.g. war and capitalism.

    Wonder how many Tay-bots have to get murdered first tho.


    Posted on October 12th, 2016 at 1:39 am Reply | Quote
  • michael Says:

    “Still, Arguetron is by design not abusive or malicious in its tweets, and does not actively seek out adversaries. That’s in contrast to some bots, like Nigel Leck’s 2010 project @AI_AGW, which hunted down global warming deniers to provide automated fact-based responses explaining the science. ”

    Like I keep saying waiting for tech to save you is a losers game cathedral will always have it first and have it better.


    Posted on October 12th, 2016 at 2:03 am Reply | Quote
  • Butler Says:

    A man who has yet to realize that leftists aren’t worth the time arguing with is sad, yes, but fortunately this is a malady which will be solved with experience.


    Posted on October 12th, 2016 at 2:41 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    To think that { da Cathedral = Capitalism } is pseudo-intellectual at best.


    Posted on October 12th, 2016 at 6:09 am Reply | Quote
  • raj Says:

    Unavoidable extension of machine intelligence and ideology. Codified bias can manifest in individual behavior, intuition, or machine code, but, will the resulting system reflect the original intent?


    Posted on October 12th, 2016 at 3:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • Worm Says:

    Decapitation (a poem)

    long after his wars, Millán-Astray the bird of prey translated the Japanese Bushidō into

    Spanish, code of honour and of honourable death, of decapitation of the conquered soldier, law of the friend who

    slices your neck and thus saves you from suffering, just as the French revolutionaries adopted the guillotine for its

    democratic painless aspect, a king’s death for everyone, the leader’s rolling in a basket, whereas before the

    Revolution decapitation was reserved for nobles, with commoners dying in spectacular torments, drawn and

    quartered or burnt for the most part, if they survived questioning—in Damascus not long ago they hanged opponents

    from immense streetlights on the Square of the Abbasids, from the raised basket used in Paris to trim trees, I

    remember one day a hanged man who had stayed up too long ended up being decapitated from his body and fell his

    head rolled between the cars provoking an accident which caused one more death, an innocent little girl, probably

    just as innocent as the guy whose shoulderless face had frightened the driver, also innocent, just as there are lots of

    innocent men among the killers in the suitcase, as many as there are among the victims,

    murderers rapists throat-slitters ritual decapitators

    who learned to handle their knives on lambs or sheep, then Zeus did the rest, in Algeria my

    Islamists were the world champions of decapitation,

    in Bosnia the mujahideen killed their prisoners in the same way,

    the way you bleed an animal, and my own entrance to the Boulevard Mortier bore the sign of seven monks’ heads

    abandoned in a ditch, I can’t escape decapitation, these faces pursue me, up to Rome and Caravaggio with his head

    of Goliath David’s fist closed in the bloody hair or in the so-refined Palazzo Barberini Judith with her sword in

    Holofernes’s throat, the blood gushes so nicely, the beautiful widow looks both disgusted and resigned as she severs

    the carotid artery, the servant holds the bag that will surround the damp relic its eyes wide open, its hair sticky, a

    somber image among the religious scenes, the Saints Jerome, the portraits of bishops become popes, the innocent

    girls wild Judith neatly beheads the Babylonian general, to save her people in the same way Salome obtained the

    head of the Baptist, beheaded in his cell by a brutal guard,

    with a thick knife, as shown by Caravaggio, again, on the

    immense canvas in the cathedral of the Order of the Knights of St John in Malta, summer of 1608, when the order

    was incorporated, a year after arriving in the impregnable island, forty years after the Ottoman siege when Jean de

    Valette shot Turkish heads out of his cannons like cannonballs, to frighten the enemy, Michelangelo Merisi di

    Caravaggio the Milanese would have liked to die beheaded,

    he died ill on a beach in Argentario, facing the grey sea that he had never painted, or that he had always painted, in

    the dark immensities where the bodies of beautiful boys and saints are born, of murderers prostitutes soldiers

    disguised as saints,

    Caravaggio great master of darkness and decapitation

    Mathias Enard


    Posted on October 14th, 2016 at 3:23 pm Reply | Quote
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