On 2/13/2011 5:00 PM, Jack Park wrote:
> Returning to the original thread, I've noticed that the Web is crowing
> over the fact that Watson is running under Linux.
Do you know if Linux was chosen so the Watson team would not have to pay
licensing fees to the AS/400 division? ;-) (03)
Minsky did not sound bitter to me. (04)
Disappointed that the news media has bestowed the AI crown on a system
with no more understanding of Jeopardy than an orrery has of
astrophysics, but not bitter. (05)
Disappointment is understandable when a lifetime of work is made into a
carnival sideshow type event. Jeopardy no more measures intelligence
than a standard IQ test. Both measure being good at the skills required
by each one. Nothing more, nothing less. (06)
Hope you are having a great weekend! (07)
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Peter Yim<peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thank you, Bill.
>> I concur with Bill Andersen that this spun-off conversation about the
>> military or politicians should be taken elsewhere. So, please.
>> The subject is "iBM Watson on Jeopardy" and that's a fascinating topic
>> ... continue on that by all means.
>> Thanks& regards. =ppy
>> Peter Yim
>> Co-convener, ONTOLOG
>> On Feb 13, 2011 7:56 AM, "Bill Andersen"<andersen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Ahem... Anyone in this conversation been in the military or have
>credentials in military history? One good reason I'd rather not see this
>conversation on ontolog. Another is that it's way out of scope and bordering
>on political - and those of you who know me know you don't want me to go there.
>>> So please take this somewhere else (but include me - I'd love to get into
>>> On Feb 13, 2011, at 8:18, "John F. Sowa"<sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Vincent and Rich,
>>>>>> That is also true of people. As the saying goes, generals are
>>>>>> very good at fighting the last war, but not the current one.
>>>>> If that saying were true, there'd be ZERO
>>>>> national security - for any country.
>>>> You need to study military history. The leaders who win
>>>> are the ones who can innovate to meet changing conditions.
>>>> But most leaders in every field aren't innovative -- they
>>>> just repeat what worked last time.
>>>>> we are buying a bunch of F-35's to fight international terrorism.
>>>> That is comparable to the French building the Maginot line after WW I.
>>>> It's a hugely expensive waste of money on systems that would have
>>>> been useful in the past.
>>>>> I'll just repeat one of my earlier statements: "There are lots
>>>>> of sayings among us which should be relegated to the past -
>>>>> and left there - where they belong..."
>>>> You can repeat that, but it won't make it true.
>>>> A better guideline is one of my favorite quotations from
>>>> Alfred North Whitehead:
>>>> "Every great truth is only half true."
>>>> That means that every proverb, principle, or ideology has
>>>> to be re-evaluated in terms of current conditions in order
>>>> to determine which half is appropriate.
>>>> The most dangerous offenders are politicians who repeat
>>>> half truths until they make the voters believe them.
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