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>>we've responded negatively.

Is that like a "FU"

"Speaking with MIT Technology Review, Rohit Prasad, Alexaís head scientist, has now revealed further details about where Alexa is headed next. The crux of the plan is for the voice assistant to move from passive to proactive interactions. Rather than wait for and respond to requests, Alexa will anticipate what the user might want."

>> I think having him in the race would add an important dimension

Very true. It helps to balance the field. imo

Water Cooler / Re: Americans - tomorrow is Veteran's Day
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »
Remember them.

Yep #Boring   :-\

Michael Bloomberg Prepares To Enter The Presidential Race

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the 2020 Democratic primary despite saying earlier this year he would not run for president, according to the NYT. The billionaire environmentalist has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser said. But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there. Though Alabama does not hold an early primary, it has a Friday deadline for candidates to formally enter the race.

AP adds that Bloomberg opens the door to a presidential run because the field of Democratic candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat Trump.


Researchers had feared that the model, known as "GPT-2", was so powerful that it could be maliciously misused by everyone from politicians to scammers.

GPT-2 was created for a simple purpose: it can be fed a piece of text, and is able to predict the words that will come next. By doing so, it is able to create long strings of writing that are largely indistinguishable from those written by a human being.

Water Cooler / Re: 10 cars that lost the most value over last 5 years
« on: November 03, 2019, 03:27:33 PM »

I recently saw an AD for Maserati and they said that it only cost $1700 per month.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: November 02, 2019, 01:44:39 PM »
This caught my eye

Water Cooler / Re: Denmark says more Britons seek citizenship
« on: November 01, 2019, 07:08:32 PM »
Why don't they just do it the Viking way?

Get in a BOAT and go there...

Critics have increasingly complained about algorithms enabling online-search and social-media companies to determine the content users see, with some on the right claiming the result is a form of censorship because certain views may be excluded. The big internet firms generally have denied such claims and contend that using profile information gives users better-tailored results.

Economics & Investing / Negative Interest Rate Skepticism Grows
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:28:58 AM »

Commercial banks have long squealed about negative rates, which directly curtail profits by imposing a charge on their cash reserves, and the cries are getting louder. But itís the shifting mood among monetary officials and the fact that inflation has stayed stubbornly low that suggests the strategy may be running out of steam.

The Northeaster suburbs are quite livable  8)

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