He had not intended, he told me, for his work to be read as postmodern self-help advice.
The AI project NELL (@cmunell) asserts the following:
Funny, but also a great example of how difficult AI problems are. There are loads of snippets of text on the web which support the idea that “corporate america” satisfies many of the predicates of a country: it has ambassadors in Washington, there are (figurative) citizens of Corporate America, it follows a grammatical construction similar to other place names “(united states of|south|north) america”, etc.
In a slightly more chilling example:
To a true AI, would curing cancer look as vain and trivial as a wrinkle cream?
With most products, there is a cost-quality tradeoff…
If you ever find something that is both inexpensive and high quality, that’s the kind of discovery that makes Priceonomics tingle with happiness. The Victorinox Fibrox chef’s knife is that kind of product.
It’s funny ‘cuz it’s true.