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  • Machines might be very good at *identifying* problems, and that's great, but humans are needed to react to and deal with them: there are infinite possible ways to do that, and there are always vastly many opportunities to heal rifts, and make things positive again. It's about humans socializing with humans and the smartest AI in the world does not yet (and likely never will) know what it is like to be a human, so will not be able to respond creatively or appropriately to that unique social context.

    Jon Dron February 15, 2017 - 1:54pm

  • Hi Dr. Dron,

    Interesting topic. Your comment about having reserve if this was automated reminds me of Linus Torvald's concerns when his lieutenants wanted to use automated code merges. He resisted for a while and then wrote Git. It's become common place to just trust code merges now with high degree of confidence. 

    What concerns you with an automated system for detecting and responding to attacks when there are known patterns? Assume of course that there these changes still hit the Wiki history and there is some way to appeal. (I'm not enticing you to write this tool though ;-) )


    Daryl Campbell February 15, 2017 - 12:57pm

  • Jon,

    Thanks for sharing the book. I look forward to reading it.

    Thanks also for sharing your stand about readings not being required. I have been trying to communicate same to my students and they both like and fear the freedom.

    Gerald Ardito February 13, 2017 - 7:06pm

  • ps. for lovers of analytics, this is of course integrally supported. You can use any analytics tools you like.

    Jon Dron January 31, 2017 - 11:53am