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

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.

@alexjgriffith @dankwraith as opposed to Big Data, which... doesn't have this problem? not sure I buy that


@alexjgriffith @dankwraith "humans asking questions" is already sufficient to mire, uh, every human inquiry no matter how computer-mediated in that sort of problem

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