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Training AI with Romance Novels?

05/16/2016 8:57 AM

The mind boggles. I wonder why Google's engineers made this choice for training Google Brain? Nothing mentioned in the article, or maybe I missed it.

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Re: Training AI with Romance Novels?

05/16/2016 11:57 AM

Because if you want a rational, logical machine to speak Humanese, you have to feed it gobbledygook.

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05/16/2016 12:27 PM

Maybe GOOGLE is trying to make AI achieve the impossible task of understanding "women" by reading their novals?

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05/16/2016 4:12 PM

Maybe they are planning on pairing this technology with the Articoolo software to corner the market on trash literature....

..."Trashy fiction, to my eye at least, illuminates the human condition and reveals fundamental truths at least as well as "serious literature" or non-fiction, and does it so much more enjoyably.

There is a fundamental snobbery in the "pure art", "serious literature" and "art for art's sake" that strikes me as not only arrogant, but just plain wrong-headed. Somehow we are made to feel that the "true artist" creates solely as an expression of his art and not for baser motives such as making a living, and that his art is a pure expression of his creativity. Someone who stoops to illustrate books or stories is a mere craftsman or prostitutes his art to crass commerciality. Yet many, if not most of the great artists were, have always been, commercial artists, from the great masters: da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Rembrandt, to people such as Rockwell, Toulouse-Lautrec, Wyeth, or genre artists like Tenniel, St. John, Foster, Raymond, Hogarth, Petty, Frazetta and Olivia DeBerardinis. Artists like Charles Dana Gibson, though "mere" illustrators and not "serious artists", change the world around them as do writers like Wilde, Wells, and Asimov. They speak to our core beings and change how we see the world. When they are dead and safely gone we raise them up as "classics", yet we shun their modern colleagues. "...

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05/16/2016 7:26 PM

I hope that the finished product contains just a little intelligence.

So far I see none, at all.

no.
he said.
"no," he said.
"no," i said.
"i know," she said.
"thank you," she said.
"come with me," she said.
"talk to me," she said.
"don't worry about it," she said.

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05/17/2016 12:51 AM

Well, pretty impressive for a new-born...

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05/16/2016 9:03 PM

Microsoft????? What would anyone expect from them.

Half finished, half-a$$ed crap is what they put out. And we have to pay them to frustrate and cheat us.

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05/17/2016 12:52 PM

For once I have to totally agree with you. God, that hurts!!!! I think this effort is using the old chestnut that there is a thin line between genius and madness and they have chosen to cross over the line.

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05/19/2016 3:02 PM

"I think this effort is using the old chestnut that there is a thin line between genius and madness and they have chosen to cross over the line."

I agree, and they didn't even try Refuge in Audacity, or try to make it funny by Crossing the Line Twice.

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05/17/2016 10:54 AM

And Google learned the lesson that M$ forgot about:

"Don't let your kids get on the internet without a chaperone!"

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05/17/2016 12:28 PM

I read a Sci-Fi short story years ago, pre-internet, and it posited a future where computers throughout the universe were interconnected when a switch was throw. An eager populace asked the big question: is there a god? And the computers answered "now there is," and a bolt of lightning fused the switch closed forever. Anyone remember that story?

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