Category Archives: Computing

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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Welcome to the Future (Part 1,043)

Yes, this is indeed the way it might work!


The Singularity (Still) Isn’t Simple!

The ‘Technological Singularity’ debate rolls on with the publication of a special issue of MDPI’s ‘Information’ Journal: “AI AND THE SINGULARITY: A FALLACY OR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?”

Papers published in the special edition, to date, include:

One of the papers, with an outlook (entirely unsurprisingly) in line with this blog is Vic Grout‘s, “The Singularity isn’t Simple! (However we look at it) A random walk between science fiction and science fact”.  The abstract reads as follows:

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