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Dugan has been somewhat of a polarizing figure at DARPA, where she has emphasized concepts like crowdsourcing of military technology and actual completion of projects, rather than just blue-sky research. She is also under investigation for contracts awarded to a company called RedX Defense, a bomb technology firm she co-founded and still partially owns. DoD officials said her departure is not related to that investigation.
ScienceDaily (May 30, 2012) — In a new paper, the researchers describe a mathematical model they created that helps predict pragmatic reasoning and may eventually lead to the manufacture of machines that can better understand inference, context and social rules.
One of the most astonishing features of human language is its capacity to convey information efficiently in context. Many theories provide informal accounts of communicative inference, yet there have been few successes in making precise, quantitative predictions about pragmatic reasoning. We examined judgments about simple referential communication games, modeling behavior in these games by assuming that speakers attempt to be informative and that listeners use Bayesian inference to recover speakers’ intended referents. Our model provides a close, parameter-free fit to human judgments, suggesting that the use of information-theoretic tools to predict pragmatic reasoning may lead to more effective formal models of communication.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
It's not going to happen due to a very fundamental flaw in human contextual reasoning in those interpreting data expecting to find a problem and similar predispositions in the eventual coders.
The problem is based on the knee jerk reaction to the information age; that people of varying educational backgrounds are going to go hell bent rampaging because their expectations don't match reality. More likely, because the reality of basic Big Media communication (on politics for example) is to use psychological cues to invoke reactions. The internet is now a forum for the venting of those invocations and some of the danger this coding presumes to prevent has been shown to be created through FBI intereference/suggestion,
There is no absolute standard for applying a static formula to context.
Originally posted by rkseid
Well, just to add my 2 cents worth:
Former DARPA chief Regina Dugan left DARPA and joined Google, now that is telling!