For years I have heard the phrase “computers only do what you tell them to do”.
This is usually after someone complains that the computer did something silly and is intended to shift the blame back to the user for asking the wrong question.
I am told that in America, if you are to get two days off at Christmas, it is normal to be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
In the UK, the two public holidays are Christmas Day and Boxing Day which makes more sense to me, the day of the celebration ...
Yet converting speech to text, even when done perfectly, inevitably loses something. Even if the text you end up with is a faithful transcription of your words, it fails to capture your tone and intonation.
When writing yesterday's post I remembered my own introduction to experiments at school.
I loved science and I loved finding stuff out.
What I didn't love was getting things wrong and I could not understand why they forced us to make a guess about what would happen before ...
I have a program at work that generates some slides to display on various screens around the site.
The program is a bit of a hack and bodge but it mostly works.
I have set up a pretty good error handling system and regularly check it to see if anything ...
From the first of May, all smart watches and fitness trackers have been banned
at work to help comply with DSEAR1. The ban covers everywhere within the refinery gates, including offices,
not just plants where explosive atmospheres may occur.