Next month, one of the world's fastest supercomputers will run the largest, most complex universe simulation ever attempted.
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I'm an AI pessimist. I believe we're doomed no matter what happens.
Computer simulations have already massively transformed our ability to study complicated situations and events.
Turing was forced to choose between imprisonment and chemical castration, when investigations into his personal life brought his homosexuality to light. He opted for the latter. Two years later he committed suicide.
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Eli Pariser delivers his TED talk (Photo: TED) Eli Pariser was looking at Facebook one day when he noticed something peculiar.
From what I've seen, this type of effort leads to 'superhighway' creation, accelerated over-popularity of a specific type of resources, and any other number of issues that make a huge complex system appear overly simplistic and, to users, boring. The system learns to route around all the nooks and crannies where interesting things wait to be discovered and send people directly to things already deemed 'popular' by the masses, which usually leads to a short shelf-life and burnout.
Oh, I don't disagree with you that models can be extremely accurate; it just helps when you can actually verify what you're modeling in the real world. In Boeing and Airbus' case (along with any aerospace developer), they were able to, over time, verify their models with actual airframes in flight which allowed them, with a fair degree of certainty, to describe and predict with their models how things would behave in the real world. Now they design and test airframes in their models with extreme accuracy because they were able to corroborate their models with empirical evidence and fine tune them, obviating much of the need to test airframes in actual flight just to see how they behave.
by Marshall Brain | July 26, 2010
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Sometime around 1988, my landlady and I cut a deal.
In the movies, spook equipment equals high tech and futuristic, but the reality of the external product design design is often anything but.