Humans Need Not Apply

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Anaxagoras
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Her eyes are wrong too. One's looking into the camera, another is looking off in another direction.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software.

Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs.

Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association – were told on Thursday that they would lose their jobs in a month’s time after Microsoft decided to stop employing humans to select, edit and curate news articles on its homepages.

Employees were told Microsoft’s decision to end the contract with PA Media was taken at short notice as part of a global shift away from humans in favour of automated updates for news.

One staff member who worked on the team said: “I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs, and here I am – AI has taken my job.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ith-robots

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Ha! They are the architects of their own demise.

From wiki on PA media:
RADAR

PA was awarded a €706,000 grant from Google in July 2017 to fund a local news automation service in collaboration with Urbs Media.[15]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PA_Media#RADAR

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Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test

Is smart enough to know to fail it
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robinson wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test

Is smart enough to know to fail it
Kind of like Cassius Clay (as he was at the time) evading the draft by failing the army IQ test. :)
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