teaching machines

Manual Bugs

Last October, I ran across this blurb in an article about the shooting in Las Vegas:

As a software developer, the highlighted sentence puzzles me. As a human, the highlighted sentence puzzles me. The implication is that the report was incorrect because it was made by a human.

Software is also made by humans. In fact, nobody would have been surprised if the sentence had read, “… the time of 9:59 PM came from a hotel report that was created automatically and was not accurate.”

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