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11:21 pm on Oct 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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What with the new and improved BERT and RankBrain (not to be confused with Pinky and the Brain) show in the news I thought the following digression apropos:

AI based Toilet Checks Feces Shape, Size [tech.nikkeibp.co.jp]

Lixil Corp is engaged in the research and development of a system that uses AI to automatically check the shape and size of feces of people living in elderly facilities.

The system uses a toilet that'll has a camera and LEDs on the back of the seat. When the user sits on the seat, the toilet detects the shade and automatically turns on the LEDs. After defecation, the image of feces is taken with the camera.

The system classifies feces into seven categories such as solid, pebble-like feces and liquid-like feces based on the "Bristol Stool Form Scale" international index for feces shapes. It determines not only feces shape but also feces size within a second.

The results of judgment can be checked by staff members with a personal computer, tablet computer, etc.

ML (masquerading as AI) may have difficulty discerning web spam or comprehending human language but diagnosing health via scatological augury may soon be an IoT toilet benefit under you... potentially adds a certain something to SM liking, sharing, and commiseration... I foresee SCAToptimisation opportunities...
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"Bristol Stool Form Scale" international index
I am sorry to say that I had already heard of this scale. What on earth can I have been reading lately? (Please let it be something benign, like a Mary Roach book.)
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Start with the elderly ... then main stream ... then (horrors!) ... children.

Any parent, however, won't need AI to determine infant p00 ... that process of identification will continue until potty training has been achieved.

As AI is considered the new "brains" on the web, this gives a new meaning to the phrase Chit for Brains ...

Whew!
12:20 am on Oct 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The algorithms are a bit like diet mind you, garbage in garbage out.
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The system classifies feces into seven categories


So it can tell the difference between BS, rabbit beads and kangaroo pebbles?
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So it can tell the difference
No, for that you need the nearest passing zoologist. (None required, in the unhappy case of one friend who has been finding bear scats in her yard. She does not live in the middle of the woods.) The scale is meant specifically for humans. In the case of “elderly facilities” it would assess whether someone, for example, has bona fide constipation that requires medical attention, as opposed to thinking something’s wrong because they don’t conform to some statistical norm. Or, conversely, whether they’ve got a problem that they’re ashamed to tell even the doctor.

Gee. I hope nobody reads this forum while eating breakfast.
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Gee. I hope nobody reads this forum while eating breakfast.


I just did... no problem.

Wow, what one can do with AI these days. I have been exploring a dating site that popped up on my Facebook page. Not looking for anyone as I am happily settled, but the research was interesting. Lots and lots of pics of well groomed women that look like they were all photographed by the same studio and make up artist. All supposed to be in Slovakia or Romania but speaking perfect English. Turns out payments go to somewhere in the USA and the site reviews are just as damning. Apparently the pics are borrowed and a panel of god know who messages each man as they log on, pestering them with sexual innuendos and taunts just to get them to spend credits chatting and sharing videos.

Everything about the site is well planned, even the many fake review sites recommending them as authentic. But look under the hood of the sites that are recommended and the code/template is the same. Apparently the same pics appear on many different dating sites as well.

Anyway, the long and short if this post is that it wouldn't take much to create an AI to pose as all those women. It might even do a better job because as a 67 yo, being hit upon by many 20 yo's is too suss.
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This thread feels like it's very early April...
7:22 pm on Nov 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Ai? I think people are starting to confuse ai with simple programming. If my website redirects users based on xxxxx, is my website an ai website?
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Under the circumstances, it's a good thing for the use of ai. Parents checking their own kid's deliveries is a one time a day, perhaps more, but in a home it's a frequent process.

Let's just hope its not the same algo used by search engines. ;)
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Let's just hope its not the same algo used by search engines.
S in, S out? Yah, probably.
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If my website redirects users based on xxxxx, is my website an ai website?


At what level of complexity can we say that it becomes AI? When it can think for itself? A series of if/else conditions gets that ball rolling.

Otherwise, religions excluded, where does intelligence start in humans anyway?