February 27, 1999

Thomas Jay Peckish II on Neural Networks

Neural Nets will eventually bring about true AI, but contemporary rule-based agents rely on distillations of our intelligence, and not their own...
--Thomas Jay Peckish II

Posted by foote at 11:28 PM

February 17, 1999

A Trivial, Nearly Clerical Exercise

Those of you who are old enough to remember the era of 16-bit to 32-bit code conversion, especially in the Microsoft world, will recall that on the surface, it seemed like a trivial, nearly clerical exercise. In its own way, it seemed every bit as ridiculous as the Y2K problem. Yet, for many of the same reasons, it was an expensive and tedious chore…

Posted by foote at 06:42 PM