Mois : mai 2013 (Page 3 of 11)

La tolérance est la conséquence nécessaire de la conscience que nous avons d’être faillibles. L’erreur est humaine, et nous faisons tous sans cesse des fautes. Pardonnons-nous réciproquement nos bêtises.

Les opérateurs cloisonnent, ils tuent la journée et rentrent à la maison le soir. La guerre devient un télétravail, accompli par des employés de bureau, très loin des images à la Top Gun. Il n’est d’ailleurs pas étonnant que les premières contestations du drone aient été le fait de pilotes de l’Air Force. Ils refusaient la déqualification de leur travail, mais ils luttaient aussi pour le maintien de leur prestige viril…

There are reasons to doubt whether autonomous systems can appropriately judge the need to engage, react to threats proportionately or reliably discriminate between combatants and civilians. Also, when you get complex software systems interacting, there is huge potential for unforeseen consequences. A vivid example was seen on Amazon in 2011 when pricing bots raised the cost of a book, The Making of a Fly, to over $23 million.

But instead of trying to pry him away from his machine or coaxing him outside to get some fresh air, his mother, Barbara Ackerman, had another solution: she suggested that he drop out of high school to be home-schooled. “I saw him at school all day and absorbed all night into his computer,” said Ms. Ackerman, reached by phone Monday afternoon. “It became very clear that David needed the space to live his passion. Which was computers. All things computers.”

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