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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Whenever you can't find anything on CPAN that should be there, try backpan [cpan.org]. I don't know why, but some IMO very interesting modules got removed from CPAN (recently? I don't know), and if you know who is the author for the module, you can still find the "old" stuff via the link "Archive", on the authors page, on search.cpan.org [perl.org]. If not, just use Google.

    In this particular case, look here [cpan.org].

  • I guess the actual distinction we make in AI becomes "once the human mind understands what's going on, it's no longer AI". That strikes me as a tad hubristic.

    That does seem to be exactly how it works :-) My undergraduate degree was in AI and I find it amusing that much of the stuff I studied fifteen years ago (neural nets, genetic algorithms, declarative/logic programming languages, etc.) has now become mainstream CS.

  • I guess the actual distinction we make in AI becomes "once the human mind understands what's going on, it's no longer AI". That strikes me as a tad hubristic.

    I don't think that is a totally fair way of putting it. What seems to happen is that a problem is proposed that exemplifies (or seems to) something that only human thinking works for. AI people work on such a problem, thinking that a solution to this problem might help lead to a solution of general human thought. In the end, though, the best solutio

  • I guess the actual distinction we make in AI becomes "once the human mind understands what's going on, it's no longer AI". That strikes me as a tad hubristic.
    Perhaps you meant heuristic? "If we don't understand it, it's AI."
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