NSA's SKYNET may be killing thousands of innocent people

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    In 2014, the former director of both the CIA and NSA talked about US killing people "based on metadata." Now, a new examination of the documents published by The Intercept last year, suggests that SKYNET machine learning algorithm may be killing a lot of innocent people.
    Patrick Ball, a data scientist and the director of research at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group described these NSA's methods as "ridiculously optimistic" and "completely bullsh*t."

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2...-may-be-killing-thousands-of-innocent-people/

    Seriously? SKYNET? Of all names.
     
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  3. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Carnival Barker: "Step right up, folks! See the quantitative effects of the amazing statistical human. A generalized agency absent as an immediate sensible body, but which nevertheless astounds nominalistic empiricists by way of directing corporate, government, and rationalist interests upon slotting an observable individual under its abstract identity / category."
     
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  5. Waiter_2001 Registered Senior Member

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    A computers score DURING the game will always be the same at the end: health etc. A computer is infallible.

    "She tried to blow-up the computer factory but she got shot and arrested..."-Terminator Two.

    "Okay Snake you just bought yourself a ticket...with traffic, or is it against traffic, no it's with traffic."-Chief Wiggum, The Simpsons.
     
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  7. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    Hehe.
     
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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    It seems to me that there is juuuuust a smidge of an assumptive jump in the article's narrative between 'algorithm identifies potential threats' and 'actual threat gets killed'.

    Are we to just take for granted that the program has a speed-dial to the firing instructions of the drones, utterly bypassing any human analysis?
     

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