• @frazorth
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    1074 months ago

    But this sounds exactly the sort of thing that machines are better at that people, so it just feels completely unsurprising that it was good at the task.

    Turning multiple dials to manage speed and direction is not normally how humans interact with the world, so we can we pretty shit at it.

    A basic motor is completely designed to turn like this.

    This feels no different to the machine learning tools used to train on Mario a decade ago.

    • @tsonfeir@lemm.ee
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      104 months ago

      Right. Computers doing the shit that we don’t want to do for a living while giving us time to do things like paint cows that don’t have two heads.

      • @1984@lemmy.today
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        4 months ago

        Technology has removed a lot of time consuming or boring jobs, but it also made us spend our time in front of the computers. The idea from the start was that we could live our lives while computers do our tasks. But we ended up on social media or in front of computer games.

        It’s great for companies though, since now they make money both when we work and when we are off work. The attention economy is very real.