• Mechanismatic
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    6919 days ago

    Sounds like the Mechanical Turk which was run by chess players moving the “automaton.”

    So much of the wow factor of new technologies is just marketing hyperbole.

    • @[email protected]
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      5319 days ago

      That’s because the writer is trying to make it sound that way to get people to click the headline.

      In reality, the 1,000 people were mostly just tagging the videos to help train future iterations of the model. It would have taken way more than only 1,000 people to actually run the technology as a mechanical turk.

      Its just poor quality sensationalist journalism.

      • @[email protected]
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        1519 days ago

        Agree completely, this is how every machine learning system is built! Maybe this one was taking too long, but that’s exactly what beta’s are meant to prove.

    • @[email protected]
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      2919 days ago

      To be fair, this is a classical strategi in startups called “wizard of Oz prototyping” - it is used to test if there is a market for something before the tech is ready. But the tech is supposed to be created soon after and actually work…

    • wildncrazyguy
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      19 days ago

      The article states they’re replacing the original overhead camera concept with cameras embedded in the shopping carts, so the idea is not going away.

  • magnetosphere
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    5519 days ago

    All this to avoid the untold horrors of… waiting in line for a few minutes.

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    19 days ago

    Full Sentences Where Every Word Begins Capitalised Are Such A Jarring Read But I Think I Understand The Headline.