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Another technological tragedy | bit-player
The pressure regulators were “trying” to do the right thing. Sensor readings told them the pressure was falling, and so the controllers took corrective action to keep the gas flowing to customers. But the feedback loop the regulators relied on was not in fact a loop. They were measuring pressure in one pipe and pumping gas into another.
infrastructure  failures  via:ahall 
20 days ago by force
Another technological tragedy | bit-player
The pressure regulators were “trying” to do the right thing. Sensor readings told them the pressure was falling, and so the controllers took corrective action to keep the gas flowing to customers. But the feedback loop the regulators relied on was not in fact a loop. They were measuring pressure in one pipe and pumping gas into another.
infrastructure  failures 
27 days ago by ahall
The Elephant in the Room
How to fool deep learning.

We showcase a family of common failures of state-of-the art object detectors. These are obtained by replacing image sub-regions by another sub-image that contains a trained object. We call this "object transplanting". Modifying an image in this manner is shown to have a non-local impact on object detection. Slight changes in object position can affect its identity according to an object detector as well as that of other objects in the image. We provide some analysis and suggest possible reasons for the reported phenomena.
deeplearning  computervision  objectrecognition  failures  recognitionfailures 
11 weeks ago by drmeme
Donald Trump’s 13 Biggest Business Failures – Rolling Stone
Trump likes to brag about his wealth, but some of his business decisions have been real duds
donald_trump  business  failures 
august 2018 by gdw
The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)
3 stages: (1) failure of tactics - how mistakes, (2) failure of strategy - what mistakes, (3) failure of vision - why mistakes. Solutions offered for each.
ESB6  fail  failed  failure  failures  model  vision  strategy  tactics 
july 2018 by jeromekatz
Layoffs at Watson Health Reveal IBM’s Problem with AI - IEEE Spectrum
IBM, a venerable tech company on a mission to stay relevant, has staked much of its future on IBM Watson. The company has touted Watson, its flagship artificial intelligence, as the premier product for turning our data-rich but disorganized world into a smart and tidy planet.
Archive  failures  ml 
june 2018 by leninworld

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