I read “Facebook Should Be Able to Handle names like Isis and Phuc Dat Bich.” The article underscores the challenges smart software faces in a world believing that algorithms deliver the bacon.
Entity extraction methods requiring human subject matter experts and dictionary editors are expensive and slow. Algorithms are faster and over time more economical. Unfortunately the automated systems miss some things and get other stuff wrong.
ROBERT STEELE: In the forthcoming article below I draw on the works of others to summarize many reasons why computers are great at on-off and structured learning and rotten at all the stuff humans do better — the human brain is the most advanced computer on the planet and has taken billions of years to evolve. Business has become lazy, stupid, and unethical. There are no short-cuts to intelligence with integrity, you are either committed to the truth at any cost, or not.