Orthogonal · September 14, 2017

60: Computer Smarts



Brett finally makes Andrew understand this is bad radio, but Andrew learns a LOT about programming. Turns out (tm) it isn't easy! But the bigger point is that gathering data is MUCH harder than doing work - which is an important thing to remember in business.

High points include:

  • Brett may actually be an evil hacker
  • Filtering data is so much harder to code than you think
  • And you do so much filtering automatically in your life than you think
  • Computers are simultaneously smarter and dumber than humans
  • Maybe giant decision trees are the answer?


Andrew is still pretty sure that AI could do his job.


Little Bobby Tables - XKCD

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