Like the Justice League’s Batman and Robin but with the batcave computer in the starring role, the dynamic duo of machine learning and artificial intelligence swoop in to save us from yet another of mankind’s terrible evils, sex trafficking. In this Gotham city there are only three kinds of people; the good — -muscle/law enforcement that metes out justice, the bad —cartoon like criminals bent on evil, and the ugly — hapless and helpless victims terrorized by each other, drug addicted or mentally unstable, and too afraid or too weak to fend for themselves. The majority of people fall into the ugly category of course by Silicon Valley’s way of thinking. These people need a savior and the good are too stupid and slow and so….

Back at the Hall of Justice..above this great morass of ugly humanity the benevolent force that is technology hovers and watches, waiting to help. “If only there were machines that learn and artificial intelligences that could save us from the monsters we have become?” beg the poor humans forced to live in a world full of sex traffickers, rapists, and killers. Luckily for the ugly, the good have the power of AI and machine learning at their side. Meanwhile at the batcave the batcomputer finally solves the problem of evil, and humanity comes one step closer to achieving perfection, all thanks to our good friends machine learning and artificial intelligence. Is there anything they can’t do? Besides learn and/or be intelligent I mean.

Yeah ML and AI for another job well done! If only modern computing could do as much. Oh wait….

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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