computers men: i want to make a computer do a thing that humans do

me: maybe you should ask the humans who do that thing how they do it

computers men: preposterous. absurd

@dankwraith
Wasn't that the whole basis of expert systems? You run into the same issue as anthropology, or any other field that rely on asking humans questions. There are three truths, the truth they tell you, the truth they believe, and the actual truth.

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@alexjgriffith @dankwraith which means that to make the system to do the thing you need people who can be both experts in doing the thing and experts in making systems.

And even then they'll get it wrong a lot.

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