* Posts by EGeee

6 posts • joined 17 Mar 2019

Hell hath no fury like a radar engineer scorned


Re: Can this inform the 5G debate?

Anye fule knowe you can only slice Maxwell's fruitcake with a colloidal silver hammer.

Harvard freshman kicked out of US over OTHER people's posts on his social media


There's a tangential link, given that anti-immigrant sentiment is largely responsible for the "leave" vote, except in the UK it's come to "we don't want immigrants taking our jobs, so we're going to sc**w the economy and make those jobs disappear".


If there were a revolution in the US, there's a high chance it wouldn't have the results you're hoping for, given who has all the guns.

Two in five 'AI startups' essentially have no AI, mega-survey of nearly 3,000 upstarts finds


Hang on just a minute...

"Hang on just a minute" is something I frequently think when I'm researching an article. There's an awful lot of blaggers out there in startup land, as we all know. Add to this the fact that many acronyms are misused in order to confound clients, or simply used without care and attention to the fact that the same acronym is already in common parlance for something else. I've already got a list of almost 50 things that can be 'as a service', including 4 that are SaaS, after about 30 mins of light Googling.

Where we would all be beyond surprised to see someone offering 'true' strong AI, I think it's fair to say that most would hope for at least some element of machine learning to be involved in a product purporting to be 'AI'. Presumably some of these companies are fudging things in the hopes that they will get enough expertise/funding/miracles in the near future to be able to implement something like what they're promising.

Others will simply be taking advantage of the fact that people assume AI to mean 'artificial intelligence', as in the case with AIOps - originally coined to mean 'algorithmic IT Operations' rather than 'artificial intelligence operations' as customers would be prone to assume. Of course, some of those companies have gone on to add a lot more in the way of artificial intelligence, or at least machine learning to their products.

These boffins' deepfake AI vids are next-gen. But don't take our word for it. Why not ask Zuck or Kim Kardashian...


Re: Seems good enough to fool most people to me

I had a go at the http://www.whichfaceisreal.com/ site, and got 100% right out of about 50 tries. No idea who falls for these.

All good, leave it with you...? Chap is roped into tech support role for clueless customer


Re: Have you ever ended up being roped into doing more tech support than you’d bargained for?

As a teenager my dog actually did eat my homework. I lied and said I didn't do it.

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