It could be a joke

It takes some skill to be able to joke on that level. Someone who thinks that names a significant usually has more seriousness in their writing.

I am unconvinced, but there seems little value in merely airing our prejudices at one another.

At present, ishi's "overview" page contains a single comment, to do with the use of IQ to predict life outcomes. (From Why the tails come apart.) If you read this, I think it's very apparent that it's not something a computer would have produced. It's very badly written, for sure, but there's something resembling a coherent argument there, of the sort that you just never get from chatbot-like programs unless they're effectively copy-pasting whole comment... (read more)

Open thread, 18-24 August 2014

by David_Gerard 1 min read18th Aug 201481 comments


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