March 4th, 2004

tesla

My Computer Ate my Test Result

Vulcan, a seattle company, is making an app that can pass the AP exams, or at least, they're trying to.

Interesting stuff... they're not calling it AI, because they're not after human-like interaction- they want information organization. I think, personally, this is more useful than the traditional concept of AI. Imagine going to google, typing in a question like, "What language(s) is preferred for cross platform development and why?" and getting a response that compares the merits of C++, Java, and PERL. Short essay.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this project, "Project Halo", is a glimpse of the digital future. If they pull it off anyway.
run the fuck away

On ego...

This person discusses some of the features of the concept "ego" and why this concept is not a good idea.

I agree, in a general sense. Ego is a highly overloaded concept. And overvalued. Very often we try and create this extra dualism that doesn't have to be there.