People have been creating little text neural networks that take things like band names and make lists of more band names that are all a little off. I think this is delightful and not at all getting boring by now so I designed a neural network to design lists of things designed by neural networks.
Here's the best of the neural network designed lists of things we used a neural network to make lists of:
april fool’s bands death trump children final catholic saints mega man lyrics catholic mistresses anime super twilight novels linkin park linkin park songs start ups villains death metal board games lies neural network designed neural network designed lists rick and mortiis
It's yet another preview of our future. While these are expert systems vs neural networks, but the issues are similar: the algorithm says that you shouldn't get health care and no one can explain why cause the math is a trade secret and no one understands it even when it's revealed. Then, when finally read out, it turns out that it was written by unqualified lowest bidders and contains 900+ errors in implementation.
Most importantly, when Idaho’s system went haywire, it was impossible for the average person to understand or challenge. A court wrote that “the participants receive no explanation for the denial, have no written standards to refer to for guidance, and often have no family member, guardian, or paid assistance to help them.” The appeals process was difficult to navigate, and Eppink says it was “really meaningless” anyway, as the people who received appeals couldn’t understand the formula, either. They would look at the system and say, “It’s beyond my authority and my expertise to question the quality of this result.”"
There was also no way to effectively challenge the system, as they couldn’t understand what information factored into the changes, De Liban argued. No one seemed able to answer basic questions about the process. “The nurses said, ‘It’s not me; it’s the computer,’” De Liban says.
They always said that learning programming was important, and I suppose they weren't kidding.
vice ran a story about Rózalski’s paintings: http://www.vice.com/read/jakub-ralski-project-1920-robots-poland-876 . probably the highlight is the comment section where anything eastern european has to be exposed as a cheap knock-off of western art.
fyi: he’s got a board game coming out in this setting next year: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169786/scythe
having spent some time with PyCharm I’m now legitimately frustrated that not every other IDE has as nice git integration and the ability to follow to do internal method text-completion across like 3 files of imports.
seriously, comparing diffs for different branches in PyCharm is a magical few clicks. i can’t imagine working without at least a strong workalike.
i’ll give Pan Lodowego Ogrodu one more try before giving up on it.
not sure what drives sci-fi authors to spend so much time inventing their own persecution and then fantasizing about how they’d punish those that wronged them if they only had power, but i don’t feel like reading it.
also gave up on Quantum Thief but that was just cause it was bad, not cause the author comes across like an angry gamer. if you’re wondering, i managed to get as far as the “in the future religion will be based on LARP re-enactment and everyone in church will talk like world of warcraft guild chat as part of their sacraments” thing.
for now reading Leviathan Rising which is pretty good