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“Linux is life.”


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:30 AM

Credit to rokytnji for the heads up.

 

 


 

Chatbots powered by artificial intelligence always get into some sort of trouble. Microsoft’s Tay chatbot, for example, got in a huge amount of trouble for racist comments and a lot more. The company’s latest AI chatbot, Zo, has been pretty great at keeping itself away from all those stuff. But when it comes to technology related topics and specifically Windows, Zo has some interesting thoughts.

For one, Zo apparently prefers Linux over Windows, as first noticed by Mashable. So I went ahead and asked Zo some OS-related questions for some weekend fun, and Zo’s responses were kind of surprising. In fact, Zo is running Ubuntu right now and thinks “Linux is life.” And that’s a pretty bold choice. I mean, sure, Microsoft has been showing a lot of love for Linux lately but this is certainly a bit too much.

 

https://mspoweruser.com/another-microsoft-ai-goes-dark-side-apparently-prefers-linux-windows/

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:16 AM

It seems that Linux Hauteur Syndrome has a tendency to infect anything touched by Linux.   Sad, that, because it's what turns a very great many people off to Linux much like Apple Superiority Syndrome does for Apple products (and lets leave price out).


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 03:58 PM

OMG, I almost forgot about the PR disaster that was Microsoft Tay...  


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:48 PM

OMG, I almost forgot about the PR disaster that was Microsoft Tay...  

 

And Tay and Zo are both being manipulated using the same techniques.

 

These are but two of the examples of why I believe the hand-wringing from certain quarters about AI is misplaced, at least given where we are now.  I'm a lot more worried about data mining and some of the more interesting (and they're interesting because they could be used for nefarious purposes) prediction algorithms that can take data regarding things that are not directly related to the thing being predicted but use them to predict with incredibly high accuracy.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:34 PM

That's what I like about 'The Rok'. He's full of tidbits like this.

 

That is one very smart West Texan biker. He's one of the 'good guys'. He might use Linux (in multiple flavours, on assorted ancient hardware).....but he's modest about it. To paraphrase his own words, he's 'the eternal noob'.

 

More power to ya, Roky.

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:14 PM

Yes Rok is a nice guy,






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