Category Archives: Computer Science

And So It Begins?

OK, this blog has made some pretty wild predictions over the years; from loss of privacy & security, through societal decay from social media & 24/7 connectivity, mass unemployment by AI & automation, to industrial environmental catastrophe and a technocapitalist Armageddon.  Now there’s clear evidence of the first of these forecasts coming true, any chance of taking any of the others seriously?  Maybe before it’s too late might be a good idea?

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BBC Radio Wales ‘Science Café’ Special on ‘Artificial Intelligence’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bhwp6j

Adam Walton and guests discuss the latest developments in artificial intelligence including how robots and virtual systems may impact on the future of jobs and education.

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Never Trust a Computer Scientist: Part 501

With thanks to XKCD …

(A proper post on the ‘hidden costs of IT’ to follow after the summer!)


That’s Not What I Meant to Say! (Part 394.3.vii)

A daft one for the summer but a wonderful example of the value of simple English and sound logic.

You may remember this from doing the rounds a few months ago …

Well, we all get the idea – the bad one and the good intention behind it – but just how did this particular road to hell get thus paved?

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