Posts by Dr Who Fan

1) Message boards : Cafe : Robots were dreamt up 100 years ago... (Message 1081)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Will robots and/or Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) take over the world?

Robots were dreamt up 100 years ago – why haven’t our fears about them changed since?

The play R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots, by Czech playwright Karl Čapek. And it is now 100 years old, having first been staged in Prague on January 25, 1921.

R.U.R. is important for a lot of reasons. It is universally celebrated as the work of art that gave the world the very word “robot”. What is less often remarked that R.U.R. also gave us the basic plot of so very many of our stories about robots and AI that have been made in the last hundred years.
2) Message boards : Cafe : How Artificial Intelligence can be used for negotiations (Message 1059)
Posted 26 Jan 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Like a good deal? Maybe a hagglebot can help

Earlier this month, the Olympics for hagglebots was held: the 11th annual competition for artificial intelligence (AI) that has been trained to negotiate.

From the article:
... But now horse-trading artificial intelligence that can act on its own has begun appearing in business.

If you sell to Walmart, you might have already met one. An AI system developed by Pactum was tested by the giant US retailer.

A chatbot contacts suppliers, and invites them to renegotiate together contracts over things like price and payment terms.
3) Message boards : Cafe : What Is GPT-3 And Why Is It Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence? (Message 996)
Posted 30 Dec 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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From Forbes magazine:
What Is GPT-3 And Why Is It Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence?
GPT-3 has been created by OpenAI, a research business co-founded by Elon Musk and has been described as the most important and useful advance in AI for years.

But there’s some confusion over exactly what it does (and indeed doesn’t do), so here I will try and break it down into simple terms for any non-techy readers interested in understanding the fundamental principles behind it. I’ll also cover some of the problems it raises, as well as why some people think its significance has been overinflated somewhat by hype.
4) Message boards : Cafe : Geeking out on emerging technologies ... (Message 837)
Posted 13 Nov 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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Geeking out on emerging technologies in the field of artificial intelligence
Nowadays, computers appear to do a lot more than unravel mathematical equations. In the last half- century, programming has become the ultimate tool to automate tasks and save time, but how much can we automate, and how do we go about doing so? Can a computer observe a photograph and say, “Aha, I see a lovely couple walking over a bridge under an umbrella in the rain”? Can software make medical decisions as accurately as trained professionals can?
5) Questions and Answers : Issue Discussion : You need a "Number Crunching" forum (Message 161)
Posted 12 Jul 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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You need a "Number Crunching" forum on the message boards here.

>>Project is out of work:
Task data as of 12 Jul 2020, 5:00:24 UTC
Computing status
Work
Tasks ready to send	5
Tasks in progress	28723
Workunits waiting for validation	1
Workunits waiting for assimilation	2
Workunits waiting for file deletion	0
Tasks waiting for file deletion	0
Transitioner backlog (hours)	0.00
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows app up for testing! Report issues here (Message 143)
Posted 9 Jul 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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... Sorry, I know that's not the best answer, but its the only one I can give at the moment.


I understand and I am okay with that. I do appreciate it that you have taken time from your schedule to reply.

Keep up the good work!
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows app up for testing! Report issues here (Message 139)
Posted 8 Jul 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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check if the VC 2015 (x64) redistributable runtime is installed in the system.
probably libraries coming with the application are not compatible with your system

I have the most recent (14.25.28508) MS Visual C 2015-2019 (x64) and (x86) redistributable runtimes installed on the Vista x64 PC. Had toinstall them about 2 months ago for another project.

I found this entry in the Windows System Error Log for the task. Maybe the project owner/ / admin can look at the error message below.
I'm willing to try and debug the problem using ProcExplorer, DependancyWalker or any other tool.
Faulting application mlds_0.920_windows_x86_64.exe, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x5f02f081, faulting module KERNEL32.dll!GetCurrentProcessorNumberEx, version 6.0.6003.20512, time stamp 0x5cb5f176, exception code 0xc0000139, fault offset 0x00000000000b6698,  process id 0x16e4, application start time 0x01d654f383886af0



No big loss if it won;t work. This would not be the first project that will not run on that old boat anchor.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows app up for testing! Report issues here (Message 136)
Posted 8 Jul 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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Guess I should have looked a bit closer as my Windows Vista X64 PC had not received any test work and when finally did the results all failed immediately upon start up.

Example: https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/result.php?resultid=113680
Exit status -1073741511 (0xC0000139) STATUS_ENTRYPOINT_NOT_FOUND.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows app up for testing! Report issues here (Message 120)
Posted 7 Jul 2020 by Dr Who Fan
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So far all working and validating on: Windows Vista-x64, Windows 7-x64 PRO and Windows 8.1-x64.
Keep up the great work!




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