I have learned a lot reading xkcd and talking about Hal9000 and Solaris over a beer. Granted: that does not make me any expert in AI, by far. But I see some value to it:
- I get to know concepts that I look up afterwards
- I reflect and try to imagine new problems and solutions
- I get another view on news or current (technical) problems I face
- I get some things to procrastinate on
What do you think about questions related to cinema, books and novels, science fiction, etc? What about jokes and funny AI-stuff?
I am not very sharp right now, but maybe something like:
Was HAL9000 programmed to be an egoistic jerk or he just developed it by itself?
What is your favourite AI-joke?