Wiki (n.) A web site in permanent Beta

Artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence (n.) The extension of collective intelligence using technological solutions.

The Internet is probably the largest ever form of (collective) artificial intelligence. In the 1950s, computer scientists believed they could create human-like artificial brains if they put enough transistors together. The mainstream computer science goal of achieving "artificial intelligence" by creating a single powerful mind has not changed much since then. The significant fallacy in this idea is that humans do not think as individuals unless we are anti-social or downright delusional. Of course the route to artificial intelligence is much easier than AI researchers think. It does not require the creation of a tabula rasa artificial mind, simply the augmentation of our existing human minds through technological means. Only in cinema do AI minds operate without human participation.

  • Ethnic food: Ethnic food (n.) Food eaten by relatively poorer people who are either immigrants or the descendants of slaves. Can be contrasted with "haut cuisine", which means "food eaten by expatriates". [culture fashion food]
  • Ethnic: Ethnic (adj.) A label applied to a foreigner as a kind of politically correct racism. [culture]
  • Economics: Economics (n.) An attempt to explain the world in large or small in terms of the physics of money. [economics]
  • Copyright: Copyright (n.) An ancient form of property protection invented by medieval monks to prevent people from copying their hand-written books. In modern times, copyright is what you infringe when you use the Internet. [economics internet mind]
  • Consciousness: Consciousness (n.) That part of the mind that thinks it is in charge, and convinces other minds that there is someone home, and the lights are on, while the rest of the mind gets on with the real work of doing everything. [confusion mind]
  • Compromise: Compromise (n.) That satisfactory state of affairs whereby the weaker party has sensibly agreed to the demands of the stronger. The ideal compromise involves giving nothing and getting everything. [violence]
  • Collective intelligence: Collective intelligence (n.) A tautological nomenclature that falsely suggests there are other kinds of intelligence. [mind society truth]
  • Clickfraud: Clickfraud (v., n.) Refers both to the act of, and the person who commits the act of, dropping names and references in email, without explanation, knowing that readers will have to use Google and/or Wikipedia to understand. [confusion troll]
  • Blue-egging: Blue-egging (v.) Refers to a form of obsessive behaviour wherein technically-oriented people will focus on solving unnecessarily complex technical problems for no real reason, and in favor of real work. [communications male pr0n]
  • Beer: Beer (n.). A mildly alcoholic beverage invented by adult male humans in historical times when they got tired of eating moldy bread. [female male sex]
  • Baldness: Baldness (adj.) The loss of hair on the aged male head, signifying advanced age and corresponding wisdom, specifically to younger males. Premature balding is a mimicry by younger, smarter males of their older peers for the sake of gaining political power earlier. [hair male marketing power]
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