Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for July 10, 2015
For the Weekend...

Modern Virtual-Reality and Artificial-Intelligence Technologies Are Wonderful!

Live from Evans Hall: An unexpected surprise! I get to spend this afternoon with evocations of George Akerlof and Bob Shiller!

Admittedly, the evocations are sub-Turing ones. But as long as you are willing to go with it and not test their bounds to the breaking point, the illusion of learning from and interacting with other minds--other minds clearly smarter than me--is well-nigh complete!

"Modern" for values of "modernity" extending back to 1000 BCE, that is...

George Akerlof and Robert Shiller: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

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