A True Blessing of Technology

This sounds quite promising: Can automated deep natural-language analysis unlock the power of inference? However, DARPA is the last place this should be used. It’s the greatest potential boon to mankind since TV. Rather than trying to understand what important message a women thinks she’s telling you – tucked away in a 20 minute meandering, incoherent monologue about what someone’s friend’s husband did sometime or other and by the way someone else also said or did something to someone and so and so said whatever, which any man tunes out within the first 15 seconds, this could – after sounding an alarm to alert you she is done talking – deliver the message in a clear, understandable form: “If you don’t take the trash out RIGHT NOW, I will make you regret it for the rest of your life.” That is the true promise of technology. If terrorists had access to this maybe they wouldn’t be so eager to kill themselves.

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