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DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s

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DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s  http://is.gd/Lr0zT1

From 1983 to 1993 DARPA spent over $1 billion on a program called the Strategic Computing Initiative. The agency’s goal was to push the boundaries of computers, artificial intelligence, and robotics to build something that, in hindsight, looks strikingly similar to the dystopian future of the Terminator movies. They wanted to build Skynet.

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December 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM

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  • Confession of an Ivy League teaching assistant: Here’s why I inflated grades December 13, 2013 http://is.gd/8LjohN
    We all cared about teaching and fairness. But the real reason so many of us inflate grades is to avoid students complaining. Anything less than an A- would result in endless emails, crying during office hours, or calls from parents. One student once cornered me and said: “I hope you’re happy you’ve destroyed my chance at Goldman and ruined my life.”

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December 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

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