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#1. What a familiarity with the construction of Turing test bots had begun to show me was that we fail - again and again- to actually be human with other humans, so maddeningly much of the time. - Author: Brian Christian
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#2. Existence without essence is very stressful. - Author: Brian Christian
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#3. (As Harvard's Daniel Gilbert puts it, our future selves often "pay good money to remove the tattoos that we paid good money to get.") - Author: Brian Christian
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#4. In one particularly dramatic case, an officer instinctively grabbed the gun out of the hands of an assailant and then instinctively handed it right back - just as he had done time and time again with his trainers in practice. Detecting - Author: Brian Christian
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#5. tackling real-world tasks requires being comfortable with chance, trading off time with accuracy, and using approximations. As - Author: Brian Christian
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#6. Meanwhile, the kale market grew by 40% in 2013 alone. The biggest purchaser of kale the year before had been Pizza Hut, which put it in their salad bars - as decoration. Some - Author: Brian Christian
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#7. No choice recurs. We may get similar choices again, but never that exact one. Hesitation - inaction - is just as irrevocable as action. What the motorist, locked on the one-way road, is to space, we are to the fourth dimension: we truly pass this way but once. - Author: Brian Christian
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#8. Conceptual art might be, for better or worse, (definable as) the art most susceptible to lossy compression. - Author: Brian Christian
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#9. They would randomly assign patients to either ECMO or the conventional treatment until a prespecified number of deaths was observed in one of the groups. Then they would switch all the patients in the study to the more effective treatment of the two. - Author: Brian Christian
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#10. As the applicant pool grows, the exact place to draw the line between looking and leaping settles to 37% of the pool, yielding the 37% Rule: look at the first 37% of the applicants,* choosing none, then be ready to leap for anyone better than all those you've seen so far. - Author: Brian Christian
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#11. If you want to be a good intuitive Bayesian - if you want to naturally make good predictions, without having to think about what kind of prediction rule is appropriate - you need to protect your priors. Counterintuitively, that might mean turning off the news. - Author: Brian Christian
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#12. Our judgments betray our expectations, and our expectations betray our experience. What we project about the future reveals a lot - about the world we live in, and about our own past. - Author: Brian Christian
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#13. Indeed, as Peter Whittle recounts, during World War II efforts to solve the question so sapped the energies and minds of Allied analysts ... that the suggestion was made that the problem be dropped over Germany, as the ultimate instrument of intellectual sabotage. - Author: Brian Christian
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#14. Everything starts to break down, however, when a species gains language. What we talk about isn't what we experience - we speak chiefly of interesting things, and those tend to be things that are uncommon. - Author: Brian Christian
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#15. And if you're just operating by habit, then you're not really living. - MY DINNER WITH ANDRE - Author: Brian Christian
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#16. To be human is to be 'a' human, a specific person with a life history and idiosyncrasy and point of view; artificial intelligence suggest that the line between intelligent machines and people blurs most when a puree is made of that identity. - Author: Brian Christian
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#17. The more helpful our phones get, the harder it is to be ourselves. For everyone out there fighting to write idiosyncratic, high-entropy, unpredictable, unruly text, swimming upstream of spell-check and predictive auto-completion: Don't let them banalize you. Keep fighting. - Author: Brian Christian
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#18. We asked Shoup if his research allows him to optimize his own commute, through the Los Angeles traffic to his office at UCLA. Does arguably the world's top expert on parking have some kind of secret weapon? He does: "I ride my bike." When - Author: Brian Christian
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#19. Forrest Gander: Maybe the best we can do is try to leave ourselves unprotected. To keep brushing off habits, how we see things and what we expect, as they crust around us. Brushing the green flies of the usual off the tablecloth. To pay attention. - Author: Brian Christian
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#20. What's more, sports are not, of course, always designed strictly to minimize the number of games. Without remembering this, some aspects of sports scheduling would otherwise seem mysterious to a computer scientist. - Author: Brian Christian
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#21. As Trick points out, sports leagues aren't concerned with determining the rankings as quickly and expeditiously as possible. Instead, sports calendars are explicitly designed to maintain tension throughout the season, something that has rarely been a concern of sorting theory. For - Author: Brian Christian
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#22. Like most conversations and most chess games, we all start off the same and we all end the same, with a brief moment of difference in between. Fertilization to fertilizer. Ashes to ashes. And we spark across the gap. - Author: Brian Christian
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#23. A utopian future where we shed our bodies and upload our minds into computers and live forever, virtual, immortal, disembodied. Heaven for hackers. - Author: Brian Christian
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#24. Don't always consider all your options. Don't necessarily go for the outcome that seems best every time. Make a mess on occasion. Travel light. Let things wait. Trust your instincts and don't think too long. Relax. Toss a coin. Forgive, but don't forget. To thine own self be true. Living - Author: Brian Christian
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#25. The math shows that you should always keep playing. But if you follow this strategy, you will eventually lose everything. Some problems are better avoided than solved. Always - Author: Brian Christian
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