Machines & Humans working together, to each other’s strengths
I’m very much into cybersecurity, and I try (however futile) to keep up with the security world – it really is fascinating.
Raphael Mudge presents a fantastic collaborative network attack tool, that enables on-the-fly scripting of automata that can seamlessly work with the humans on the team.
Remember, humans and computers are computational systems – both capable of executing the other’s programs – but have dramatically different strengths. Humans, as slow BUT massively parallel systems, can integrate vast amounts of information, and adapt to novel stimuli easily; can also run a computer program (that’s the job of a programmer), but we are many orders of magnitude slower than the computer at it. Computers, as insanely fast BUT almost entirely serial systems, can run the program that is the human brain, but struggle to run the program of even an individual neocortical column in realtime.
Mirror of The Algorithmic Origins of Life (Goddamn I love that paper!)