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Quis custodiet the custard?
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"The bass line is too weak" means something different in
studio from in a boat, as does "feed me" in a restaurant
a newsroom and the verb "wipe" in a nursery from a
park. Until the environmental context is known this
represents a hard limit to language disambiguation.
propose a companion application to natural
receiving AIs that would perform thusly:
provide a constant feed of what type of environment it's
and the objects and behaviors of the people around it.
Recognizing a mug it would output "mug". Seeing a man
carrying a box it would output "moving things". Seeing
people shouting with stress in their voices it would
"emergency". This feed could be taken in by the
receiving AI and help disambiguate whatever is said to
||It won't always work, I fear. My missus once asked for a corned beef sandwich 'with onion'. 'Funny' I thought, 'maybe it's a local delicacy round her way', and obligingly made her a sandwich containing corned beef with honey on. Not unpleasant, she maintained, but not quite what had been specified.