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batye
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batye,
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7/1/2014 | 7:01:08 PM
Re: Sarcasm Detector Wanted
all I could say welcome to the age of technology... in Canada we have now a big problem -

'No judgment, no discretion': Police records that ruin innocent lives


 -  http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/06/22/no_judgment_no_discretion_police_records_that_ruin_innocent_lives.html it getting a bit scary...
batye
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batye,
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7/1/2014 | 6:57:23 PM
Re: Scary
could not agree more, same here... but where is should be fine line we shall not cross... or...
batye
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batye,
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7/1/2014 | 6:56:19 PM
Re: Intent detector
this days, it scarey and interesting at the same time... as with comprehension is to each his own... as same with communication skills...
batye
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batye,
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7/1/2014 | 6:53:08 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
it more depends on the point of view... how I see it...
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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6/30/2014 | 6:48:23 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
I think that most politicians probably are like Sheldon Cooper when it comes to sarcasm.....lol
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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6/30/2014 | 6:46:09 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
I imagine many politicians are like Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Thoery when it comes to sarcasm.

"What's the difference between a fax and a text message again?"
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kstaron,
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6/19/2014 | 10:54:18 AM
Intent detector
I was just talking with a friend who wanted to be witty in an email but was afraid it would come off wrong. I think we could all use an "intent" detector sometimes. I have sent introductory emails to clients and actually stated, please assume any and all words in any of my emails are meant to help me help you and come with the best of intention. Think of my tone as upbeat and friendy. Becasue sometimes I have to tell clients something they don'r want to hear and without tone in email it's that much harder. with twitter it's even worse. you got a character limit and a whole host of people who forget that real people are attached to those twitter accounts and not some machine on the other end. Trying to protect through tweet monitoring is going to cause a lot of headaches.
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nomii,
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6/18/2014 | 3:09:07 PM
Scary
I am really worried about the extent of humor being allowed on the social media. Now as per the situation prevailing, nothing can be taken lightly. We need to define a fine line between humor and whats not. But we need to understand that is that fineline is drawn by its thinker. I agree that the understanding of intent is the biggest concern.
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David Wagner,
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6/16/2014 | 12:48:49 PM
Re: Sarcasm Detector Wanted
@zerox203- I get what you are saying. There is a real danger in picking the wrong target when building these things. And certainly crime predicting intelligence would be awesome. 

The question I have is which comes first? Social media scanning or crime intelligence?

I would think social media scanning would be a part of an crime prediction software. And sarcasm detection would be a part of any social media scanning.
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zerox203,
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6/16/2014 | 12:43:43 PM
Re: Sarcasm Detector Wanted
There's a famous notion about how computers can't play the traditional Japanese game of Go. Supposedly, it's not because the game is too complicated, but because it's too simple. You can place a piece anywhere on the board, at any time. Apparently, that's too little complexity for any computer to derive a winning strategy based on. Now, I have no idea if that anecdote is true or not (don't there exist Go video games?), but I think it's very relevant to the discussion at hand. At a certain point, do we run up against a wall of what computers simply can't do? Or are there endless possibilities, some of which we just haven't unlocked yet?

Maybe the secret service needs to go back a couple of steps and get a human sarcasm detector first, though. Sitting out in front of your grandfather's house for a letter he sent years ago, especially considering his age at the time, was more or less a waste of taxpayer dollars. We ought to work on automated criminal detection in the sense that the volume of tweet (etc.) are too much for humans to read... but we still ought to have a system of humans with common sense to back it up. The debacle with the NYPD twitter campaign you wrote about back on E2 is a great example of this problem and how it goes both ways. Anyway, here's to four more years of Geekend!
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