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  1. Producerferiha joshi

    feriha joshi

    How to Import DBX Files into Outlook 2007
    How to Import DBX Files into Outlook 2007The Outlook Express is a desktop-based email client used for communication on a Windows PC. It is a free application that stores email folders in .dbx files. With Microsoft moving to cloud ...
  2. ProducerFarwa Sikandar

    Farwa Sikandar

    Time Management – Candidate Conversations.
    Time Management – Candidate Conversations.Now that we have our schedule planned for the day, we have reviewed resumes and have calls scheduled with potential candidates we step into Time Management – Candidate Conversations. This series on Time Management is to ultimately make you a more...
  3. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Know Your Why
    Know Your WhyThe emotional connection you make with your desired results is the key to achieving those results. The “what” and “how” of your desired results takes intellectual labor and is much easier to establish once you have made the emotional connection....
  4. ProducerDon Philpott☘️
    "Don't use Chrome?" - Forsooth! Thou jesteth, Sire.
    "Don't use Chrome?" - Forsooth! Thou jesteth, Sire. In the beginning was word. Then came browser. Browser's become Bigger! AnonymousI often start posts with :...use this extension and then..." For many people the word "extension" means little or nothing. Yet the modern web experience can be boosted...


    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #15 Lisa Vanderburg
    @Don Philpott☘️ apologies; is this the English version?I'm freaky, but not geeky, alas:)
    Must try harder.........I'll get there and thanks for your selfless offering!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Don Philpott☘️, I think I just had a bad flash back haha. Oh, I forgot about all the patches too. Enjoy your weekend as well! Thanks :)
    Don Philpott☘️
    18/11/2017 #13 Don Philpott☘️
    #8 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - "updates" and "windows" in one sentence... at least it's the weekend :) 79% completed...Thanks for the comment, D
    Don Philpott☘️
    18/11/2017 #12 Don Philpott☘️
    #9 Morning Franci, - my kind of woman, multitasking, multi talented, multiple browsers:)
    Don Philpott☘️
    18/11/2017 #11 Don Philpott☘️
    #7 Hi @Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa - appreciate the shares. Have a great weekend! D
    Don Philpott☘️
    18/11/2017 #10 Don Philpott☘️
    #6 Hi @Jerry Fletcher - as Franci says above, Firefox is good, has great extensions and has some new base technology too ...as @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador says - not either/or - both! Enjoy the weekend, D
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/11/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is very helpful. I use Chrome and Firefox. Firefox recently performed a major update to their site called Firefox Quantum. I use both - probably 50/50.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great suggestions! I've used a Chrome book for 2.5 yrs now, never heard of Mozbar. I did end up turning off a lot of the extensions because it's true... too many and it slows down performance or it may freeze causing you to have to reboot. I love my Chrome Book. Updates in a matter of seconds and as soon as you turn it on, there is no wait time for everything to load like Windows.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    17/11/2017 #7 Anonymous
    love this! thanks ! Sharing it our Facebook group: beBee US If you arent there, join u buzzz on
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Don, You opened my eyes to the wonders of Chrome. I've been a FireFox guy for a lot of years. Recent new desktop and a Surface laptop caused me to look at the Microsoft browser (yuck!) Now you've forced me to look at Chrome versus Firefox. And I didn't have enough to do selling a house and buying a condo while trying ot keep my consulting business alive!
    Don Philpott☘️
    17/11/2017 #5 Don Philpott☘️
    #3 Thanks @Phil Friedman - awesome screenshot + grammerly -- sheer brilliance. Firefox comes bundled with Linux,brilliant add-ons and competing hard on privacy ...the refined choice :)
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    #2 HaHa! Yes a week's worth of battery is right! It's too funny in that I get comments like, "Hey, the Smithsonian called and they want their phone back", to which I respond, "Hey, is that a "Smart phone" that you have there? It's not really working for you is it".
    Phil Friedman
    16/11/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, Don, for the tips. I had to use a Mac for a while and found it worked best with FireFox.Then I started using FireFox as my main browser on my Surface Windows PC because of the neat extensions like Grammarly and Awesome Screen Shot that integrated and worked seamlessly with it. When extensions work properly and don't hang up, they truly enhance the browser as a primary tool. Cheers!
    Don Philpott☘️
    16/11/2017 #2 Don Philpott☘️
    Hi @Randall Burns - can cook + the writing is Michelin star = 2:1 to you. I use an old phone too {stops people calling me to ask did I read their last email :}. Lot to be said for a weeks worth of battery.
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    Interesting read @Don Philpott☘️ I'm really not a computer/tech guy, I still use a "flip phone" and I'm refered to by many as a bit of a Neanderthal. I'm saving this and peruse it later to glean more off of it, I do learn new things every day. Thanks for the info and helpful post!
  5. ProducerRoberto A. Foglietta
    INDICE CRONOLOGICOIntroduzioneGrazie per aver visitato questa pagina che organizza i link agli articoli che ho pubblicato in ordine strettamente cronologico.Thank you for visiting this page that organize the links to my Linkedin articles by strict chronological...
  6. ProducerElizabeth Wroblewska
    Live streams on Twitch and Youtube
    Live streams on Twitch and YoutubeWith the launch of recent Live stream platforms, the use of contemporary TV cables providers has taken a hit. Live streaming has grown exponentially over the last few years, having accelerated after the introduction of Netflix, Live streaming has...


    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    16/11/2017 #4 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Oh and platforms like Twitch are making a killing by jumping into gaming consoles
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    16/11/2017 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Live Stream / Video will be a powerful force for the next year... Two of the Digital Media techs most likely to explode by 2017 will be AR / Live Vid... No LIE !!!
    Elizabeth Wroblewska
    16/11/2017 #2 Elizabeth Wroblewska
    #1 Done :) Thank you.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/11/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Elizabeth Wroblewska welcome to beBee. We need a pic of you on your profile. thanks
  7. ProducerRoberto A. Foglietta
    Human Capital management
    Human Capital managementPublished on November 16, 2017 on beBeeIntrodutionBeing asked for an expert opinion by Oleg Vishnepolsky on a his LinkedIn post about the artificially created tragedy of working...
  8. ProducerStephen Huggan

    Stephen Huggan

    What Does the Future Hold for E-commerce? 5 Main Predictions
    What Does the Future Hold for E-commerce? 5 Main PredictionsDigital commerce market evolves at a tremendous speed. One may only suppose what it will look like in, say, 10 years, still, all these assumptions may be just a wild guess In this article, I’ll give you 5 top predictions for the further...
  9. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Preparing for an Audit
    Preparing for an AuditBased on the category of an audit, there may be differing levels of significance, preparation and personnel involvement, but, on the whole, an internal audit, customer audit or a regulatory authority audit, there are various aspects common to each...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thanks so much for your feedback.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Nice illumination on audit @Mohammed A. Jawad. Thank you for sharing your insights.
  10. ProducerShaurya Sinha

    Shaurya Sinha

    Challenges of Digital Transformation – Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform at your rescue
    Challenges of Digital Transformation – Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform at your rescueMulesoft’s Anypoint Platform was introduced in 2013 around the same time they raised new funding of $37 million from Salesforce, NEA and others. As more and more businesses are complex tech-driven and often on a fragmented format with multiple data...
  11. ProducerDave Worthen

    Dave Worthen

    Inspiration vs. Motivation, Steve Jobs, and Reverend Billy Graham
    Inspiration vs. Motivation, Steve Jobs, and Reverend Billy GrahamI remember when I was a kid watching the late Reverend Billy Graham on TV.Holy Cow. This guy was inspiring. Although I grew up in a fairly religious family, at that time in my life I was questioning religion, period.But dang, it was hard not to...


    Dave Worthen
    16/11/2017 #14 Dave Worthen
    #12 Hi @Harley King! That's awesome that you shared a similar experience! And you were there! What inspires me? Truly helping people change a non-optimum condition they have had their entire life, and see it change in a matter of days. That's inspiring.
    Dave Worthen
    16/11/2017 #13 Dave Worthen
    #11 Thank you very much, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! Yes! Good on you! Live an inspired life!
    Harley King
    16/11/2017 #12 Harley King
    Excellent article, Dave! I heard Billy Graham live when I was a kid and I almost walked up front when he gave the call. So what inspires you?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    16/11/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent read @Dave Worthen, and your post is inspirational in itself. I agree the only life to live is an inspired life.
    Dave Worthen
    15/11/2017 #10 Dave Worthen
    #9 Thank you very much, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! I’m glad you enjoyed it. And your observation of the difference is very astute! You are a great writer yourself.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    15/11/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Dave Worthen I really enjoyed this. I have had those throughout my life motivate me and very few inspire me. A similar trait I found in all those who have inspired me is they were STEADFAST in their teachings and beliefs. I feel that this is what inspired me. It was not their knowledge, yet wisdom from this foundation they showed me.
    Dave Worthen
    14/11/2017 #8 Dave Worthen
    #7 Thanks very much, @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/11/2017 #7 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Very inspiring buzz :-)
    Dave Worthen
    14/11/2017 #6 Dave Worthen
    #3 Thanks very much, @Harvey Lloyd! Great contribution from You as well!
    Dave Worthen
    14/11/2017 #5 Dave Worthen
    #2 Thank you very much, @Lupita 🐝 Reyes! I appreciate it!
    Dave Worthen
    14/11/2017 #4 Dave Worthen
    #1Thank you, Lupita!
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    Really enjoyed your journey. I can speak for myself and say it is easy to tell when someone is inspiring because it sounds like they are speaking to the heart. When someone speaks of motivation it is for the brain and ears.

    We can only inspire others from on heart to another. The moment this stops so does inspiration.
    Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    14/11/2017 #2 Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    Worth sharing!!!
    Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    14/11/2017 #1 Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    Just fantastic @Dave Worthen!!!
    Actually , it is really inspiring!!
    Thank you!
  12. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    HOW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE HELPS BOOST UPTIMEKeeping your property humming is a must.You’ve got this primary responsibility. But, it’s wearing you down.Why?The cost to maintain equipment is breaking the bank.One thing after another is breaking, and when that happens, you have to fix it or buy...
  13. ProducerFlavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Top 5 Green/Techie Trends for 2018
    Top 5 Green/Techie Trends for 2018Started three years ago, I have been writing about future trends for the upcoming years.The top green and techie trends for 2018 (in my humble opinion and in no particular order):Therefore, without delay...Here we go again … drums please !1. Face...


    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    14/11/2017 #2 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your positive feedback.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz @Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝. You picked very very interesting trends. I have a friend who has just stayed in a portable and mini hotel. He loved the experience.
    Your examples shows what creative imagination can do.
  14. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Q. What Is An Amygdala Hijack?
    Q. What Is An Amygdala Hijack?We cannot control our 500 million year ago reptilian brain any more than we can control our digestion or heartbeat. Unfortunately this means that, whether we realize it or not, we are often in what amounts to a low-grade amygdala hijack much of...
  15. ProducerBin Smith

    Bin Smith

    MBOX to PST Converter free for evaluation to convert MBOX to PST accurately
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    sara john

    PST to MBOX Data File  to Import PST Files to MBOX Format Without Outlook
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  17. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Artificial Un-intelligence
    Artificial Un-intelligence ALL THE TALK ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPEARS TO BE JUST THAT, TALK... A recent article in Forbes loudly purported to provide us with "10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today". Unfortunately, not one of the examples cited...


    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #55 Phil Friedman
    Good points all, @Wayne Yoshida, I keep thinking of the quote from Pogo uttered along the shore of Lake Okeefenokee, "We have met the enemy and he is ... us. Like you, my major concern is that we'll buy all the BS spun the Prophets (or Profits) of AI, and ignore the hard fact that the little Wizards of Oz, the code engineers build their own values and biases into the machine programming and will then tell us the results have to be right because... "the computer says so."

    Like the manned space travel program, AI is over-represented and over-sold because otherwise the number and value of resources devoted to its development would not be tolerated. How expensive is, for example, Alexa per unit interaction versus a calendar hanging on the wall where you write down your appointments and reminders?

    "Alexa, what do I have scheduled today?"
    "Well, Boss, you have a lunch meeting with Donald Duck today, then a dental appointment at 3:00."

    Wow, that was worth it wasn't. And the conversation was so freakin' intelligent, wasn't it? Oh wait, Alexa can study my music selections and self-learn to lay my favorites automatically for me in the mornings while I drink my from the auto-brewer Alexa (he/she?) turned on at 6:00 am. Now ain't that an intelligent hoot. Well, if we think the parlor tricks are examples of intelligence, then we're all a lot more un-intelligent than most of us will admit. Thanks for joining the conversation.
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #54 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Phil Friedman - the sad part of this trend is the un-intelligent public that are eating this stuff up. How are consumers and users going to control programmer bias (intentional for the profit prophets)?

    I believe this is the real issue, regardless of how intelligent or un-intelligent these systems become.

    I want control. Heck, I don't do grocery shopping online since I am particular about picking banana ripeness.

    Any self-driving car will have to decide:
    Move the car to the left to avoid hitting the pedestrian - or move the car to the right to avoid vehicle damage?

    Is this what we want? Giving control to someone or something else?

    All this AI business reminds me of many science fiction stories -- and the warnings of what might happen.

    Including this old Star Trek episode, "The Ultimate Computer"

    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #53 Phil Friedman
    #52 The material you cite, Bengt, illustrates, I believe, my contention that the Prophets (or Profits) of AI work hard to hijack the term "Intelligence". For example, you quote Stuart Russell as saying, "The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks, and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned." I suggest to you that so-called autonomous weapons are not autonomous at all. They may be programmed to acquire targets according to certain parameters and to destroy those targets without further control being exercised, but they do not judge what actions to perform in light of accepted objectives or goals.-- which latter involves true intelligence.

    Drones may be remotely operated or even self-guided, but that does not make them intelligent. I've mounted an argument to explain why I believe such machines, even if self-learning and self-correcting, are NOT intelligent. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but simply making the counter statement that certain war machines are intelligent, without explaining why you say that, doesn't really address my point. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Bengt Hahlin
    16/11/2017 #52 Bengt Hahlin
    Well, one aspect of AI that is not very much discussed is its use in the military. Killer AI robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, but they are integrated in some of the existing systems and can be “turned on” at any time.

    This video shows some of the existing capabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

    Stuart Russell, a world leading AI researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, said: “The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned. The technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance.”

    In August this year, more than 116 of the world’s leading robotics and AI pioneers from 26 countries called on the UN to ban the development and use of killer robots.

    The open letter here: https://futureoflife.org/autonomous-weapons-open-letter-2017/
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #51 Phil Friedman
    #50 Of course, Cyndi, the Prophets of AI will tell you that the right machine-generated words spoken by the best machine-generated voice can convey "love and compassion" just as well as a human being, if coupled with a machine-learning program that gathers empirical data on the responses of the dying to the ministrations of the "Dying Support Bot" (Ida). Assuming they actually believe that and are not just spoofing (or maybe punking) us, they can only believe such because their primary mode of connection is digital. For, as I think you and I will for a change agree, nothing substitutes for non-verbal physical contact, person to person or even human person to animal person. My hope for the future is that we reject the false claims of the Profits [sic] of AI.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #50 Cyndi wilkins
    #49 Yes...that was somehow the claim too...that they were developing a program to help such patients with their feelings of 'loneliness' in the dying process. That is what palliative caregivers are for...people are being replaced by machines every day...but there is no computer program for love and compassion.
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #49 Phil Friedman
    #48 If reported accurately, it is the brainchild of some Prophets of AI chasing the Profits of AI. Concurrent with such developments is the push to “humanize” the machine-generated voices and name the programs in order to advance the illusion they are somewhat sentient and our “friends”. If you don’t believe me, just ask Siri or Alexa.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #48 Cyndi wilkins
    #19 "No woman (in her right mind) would invent a stupid thing that destroyed industries, livelihoods and communities all under the guise of grand progress."

    Rock on @Charlene Norman...great comment on a great post;-)

    @Phil Friedman...I read an article recently about such AI being developed for use in 'end of life' care for patients without family members helping to deal with the difficult decision making process of having one's affairs in order as the are struggling with the emotional impact of impending death. Can't wrap my head around around that one. Seems we just keep getting further and further away from our humanity...
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #47 Phil Friedman
    #46 Thanks for the kind words, @Jim Murray. I think, though, a large part of the credit for the high level of the discussion here belongs to the commenters. And I agree with you, BTW, that engagement emerges spontaneously when you speak your mind, authentically and without guile. It also helps, I think, not to take oneself too seriously. But then you already know that. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    15/11/2017 #46 Jim Murray
    This is really a good object lesson for people trying to increase their engagement....Write about something meaningful. Write it like you mean it. No compromises or other forms of intellectual fraud. And lo and behold the people, and their considered opinions, will burst forth. Thanks, Professor Phil.
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    #44 For the most part, Zacharias, I do not take exception to anything you've said here. Seems to me a particularly good summary analysis. I also agree with your point that machines are not, and will not likely ever be, sentient.

    Where we may differ somewhat is in the fact that I don't see problem-solving as necessarily intelligent -- especially when it involves a step-by-step progression through a binary decision tree that embodies a huge but finite dataset and number of branches. I believe that before being co-opted by the Prophets (or Profits) of AI, the term "intelligent" meant having the ability to make (correct or adequate) decisions without systematically counting down through all the possible alternatives.

    I don't deny that a machine program can be created to land an airliner better than any human pilot can. But I wonder why the proponents of "AI" want to create for that machine program as human sounding a voice as possible. And why are they at pains to give them human sounding names? I suspect it is to grow the misperception that such machines have a potential for emergent sentience.

    There is a danger in all of this that Peter and, I think, you hint at. Once the calculating power of self-learning machines outstrips our ability to perform checks on whether they are developing correctly, we will be left in the position of completely depending on what the computers tell us. And if I were to give in to cynicism, I'd suspect that is what the Prophets of AI want.

    Thank you for reading and joining the conversation. Cheers!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    15/11/2017 #44 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I think we need to discern between intelligence and sentience. Human intelligence has both and in all our observations in nature, these two are strongly correlated. However, A.I., at least in its current paradigm, is just intelligence, void of sentience. To make matters worse, the way it is implemented, it is highly unlikely that it will ever be sentient, i.e. self-aware. The reason is, as you pointed out, that A.I. is talked about by profits, not people who have some intuitive knowledge of the future. It's in no-one's interest to create sentient machine, though such A.I. systems are bound to continue to feature in sci-fi films and books, since they are interesting and pose certain philosophical questions that haven't been saturated yet.

    So, even though A.I. is by no means sentient or anything close to the sophistication of human intelligence, it is still a form of intelligence that can be quite useful to us. Perhaps its use cases are not as diverse as the A.I. fanboys like to think, but they are definitely meaningful from a business perspective. Also, despite the inevitable boost in productivity that such a paradigm is poised towards, it is unlikely to destabilize the economy any time soon.

    To sum up, A.I. is a very interesting and promising technology and scientific field but it has nothing to do with the A.I. systems we see in films or in well-written novels, like those of Isaac Asimov. It is bound to help increase our productivity, but the A.I. based machines are unlikely to take over the world any time soon. Now, whether people profit from these innovations, there is no doubt, just like some people profit from spreading fear of A.I. Armageddon. However, those of us who have worked with A.I. systems tend to view them more dispassionately and take what these false prophets say with a pinch of salt...
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #43 Phil Friedman
    #42 Well, Peter, as a graduate student I worked with two-value propositional calculus and binary decision trees -- which no doubt colors my perspective.

    That said, please understand I do not, in the main, take exception to the facts you recite. However, what you describe is machine learning, a process in which programs self-improve and self-correct based on an ever-growing empirical dataset against which the programs measure their own successes and errors.

    My problem with the Prophets (or Profits) of Artificial Intelligence is that they work very hard to redefine -- or more accurately, hijack -- the concept of "intelligence". For example, you yourself say of AI, "It’s not as imaginative as human intelligence, but it can be as rational." I disagree with the phrasing. I would say it is not imaginative or free-ranging as genuine (human) intelligence, but as the empirical datasets grow large enough and available computing power grows to where the resolution of the binary decision trees can be completed in a practical period of time, it can be as or more accurate in many circumstances.

    But even if that is the case, I submit that what is currently called "AI" is still un-intelligent. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Peter Altschuler
    15/11/2017 #42 Peter Altschuler
    I’ve worked in AI, @Phil Friedman, since 1991, so my perspective is a little bit different.

    Back in the early, “pioneering” days of artificial intelligence, the applications were, essentially, knowledge-engineered assistants — rules that helped less experienced employees access the knowhow of the most skilled. That evolved into case-based reasoning, which helped workers solve problems through a relatively normal process of elimination.

    Yet IBM’s Watson and Cray’s Urika are truly able to take generalized “fuzzy” input and discover patterns in Big Data that humans might not detect. As results are presented and are accepted or rejected by human programmers or domain experts, those systems are able to determine what’s right, wrong, appropriate, and/or irrelevant. With each successive iteration, the conclusions become more accurate. On an admittedly rudimentary level, that’s learning. And learning requires intelligence... however artificial it may be.

    The Mayo Clinic has used Urika to parse case histories to find correlations for cancer treatment — relationships related to genetics, medications (both specifically for cancer and for other ailments that proved beneficial for cancer), and treatment regimens, such as combinations of chemo and radiation therapies. It’s been used to spot patterns of fraud in financial transactions, detect cyber threats, and even assemble the best talent for a baseball team.

    It’s not as imaginative as human intelligence, but it can be as rational. The fear we should have is that it can become perceptive enough to initiate action without being programmed to perform it. And that, unless we’re very, very careful, could be the future.
    Randall Burns
    14/11/2017 #41 Randall Burns
    #37 I don't agree with that sentiment, as you say it is THEFT, pure and simple. like the comment I left on your article on LinkedIn I believe in karma and it will catch up with people,

    "Time is longer than rope"
    Randall Burns
    14/11/2017 #40 Randall Burns
    #35 LMAO!!! and you say that you're not a funny guy!
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2017 #39 Phil Friedman
    #38 Thank you, @Charlene Norman, for the kind rant. Intellectually, I get it. Gut-wise, it really pisses me off not to be smarter about these things. It also upsets me to think that plagiarism may be infecting beBee. Cheers!
    Charlene Norman
    14/11/2017 #38 Charlene Norman
    #36 Listen man, that is the dumbest thing I have read today. Come up with a damn good idea, craft a mighty fine post, cite another person's work, find out said article posted was a fraud, highlight the fraud and then apologize because you did not VERIFY said source before you cited it. Jeepers man, we all trust you. With or without your superhero cape or tights or whatever you wear when you write. It is not ALSO our responsibility to CLEAR the sources we cite. it is ONLY our responsibility to cite them. You are human. We don't expect you to be perfect 100000% of the time. Rant over. Carry on darlin' .
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2017 #37 Phil Friedman
    #34 I have shared a link to it on beBee, several times, @Randall Burns. But it never generated much notice, indeed, a few Honey Bees even remarked that it was too harsh and that we should have some sympathy for those who steal intellectual property. So I concluded it's a lost cause on beBee.
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2017 #36 Phil Friedman
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