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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Why I Couldn't Be a Math Teacher

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If I were you, I'd focus less on algebra and more on seeking public office.

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In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they'd have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we're still working on it.
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made me think of you
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orpheus17d
1086 days ago
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Once had a non-programmer ask me "it's just a button, how hard can it be!?" Maybe the button automatically finds a target and fires a cruise missle...at that guy's house :-P
richard4339
1091 days ago
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It's so true.
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tedder
1091 days ago
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omg. the story of being a developer with nontechnical program managers.
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brico
1091 days ago
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This
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jimwise
1091 days ago
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Alt text isn't really fair -- the "block world" was a constrained example, and got to work really, really well.

And some of the other early computer vision stuff showed great results. But our idea of what we can do scales with the hardware, so, yeah.
marcrichter
1091 days ago
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Title text: In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they'd have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we're still working on it.
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wreichard
1091 days ago
Have been reading a bit about AI and what it takes to get a computer to try to do this, and what really impresses me is how easily our brains do it (to the point that it's hard to get them to stop doing it).

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