Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Lunch conversations

Today Moshe Looks is visiting the lab. We are having nice idea exchanges about genetic programming, BOA for continuous domains, competent genetic algorithms, human-computing interaction, and more. But I do not want to blog about them. Actually, over the lunch at Mandarin Wook, a movie sneaked into the conversation: Forbidden Planet (1959). No, no computer, or psychology involved, just a simple issue: data and knowledge storage. In a digital era where we are storing more and more information on electronic devices, a black out on such computer-mediated knowledge access will turn all that stored knowledge into something useless. No human been would be able to access to it. Interesting topic for a casual lunch. Oh, I forgot to mention, Kumara does not like the movie (interesting since Leslie Nielsen is in it).

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