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If you went to www.Google.com today to search for anything, you probably noticed an announcement just below the search bar that read Introducing CADIE: a singular upgrade to your online life.”   If you proceeded to click on the link, you were probably thinking “WTF?!?” But don’t worry, it was just the April Fool’s Day prank that Google pulls every year.  Read this year’s below:

Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity

Announcement
March 31st, 2009 11:59:59 pm

Introducing CADIE

Research group switches on world’s first “artificial intelligence” tasked-array system.

For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster.

Since then progress has been rapid, and tonight we’re pleased to announce that just moments ago, the world’s first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE) was switched on and began performing some initial functions. It’s an exciting moment that we’re determined to build upon by coming to understand more fully what CADIE’s emergence might mean, for Google and for our users. So although CADIE technology will be rolled out with the caution befitting any advance of this magnitude, in the months to come users can expect to notice her influence on various google.com properties. Earlier today, for instance, CADIE deduced from a quick scan of the visual segment of the social web a set of online design principles from which she derived this intriguing homepage.

These are merely the first steps onto what will doubtless prove a long and difficult road. Considerable bugs remain in CADIE’S programming, and considerable development clearly is called for. But we can’t imagine a more important journey for Google to have undertaken.

For more information about CADIE see this monograph, and follow CADIE’s progress via her YouTube channel and blog.

Did you fall for it? 

—-Travers

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After a slight recession, the laughanomics factor of “The District” is finally rebounding.  It’s not the best episode, but I guess it’s like our economy—-it’s not going to rebound overnight. 🙂

Enjoy,

—-Travers

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This one’s not that funny.  Actually it’s not funny at all.  The most it got out of me was a “heh” and the only reason I categorized it under “Hilarity” is because that’s where all the other episodes are.

Nevertheless, you should check out the other episodes because they’re much better.

—Travers

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This is my FAVORITE episode yet!  Best part starts at 1:12:

Barack: “Crazy North Korea started talking trash about shooting missiles…”

Whitney Port: “What is wroonnnnng with these people?!?”

And I was DYING laughing when they kept cutting to the shot of Kim Jong-il looking a HOT A$$ MESS, as only he can.

Enjoy,

—Travers

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Dear [the lunatic we call] Alan Keyes,

Thank you for always giving me something to chuckle about.  Some people get frustrated by your antics.  I don’t.  I just laugh. Because you’re funny.  Just like a circus clown.

Thanks again,

Travers

 

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They kinda came for him this time, didn’t they?  “I thought the mainstream media were supposed to be in love with me! It was almost like they thought I was the other guy!”  Ha. Ha. Ha.

Check back next week for a new episode.

—Travers

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This is my ISH!!!!!!  Kudos to the folks at Newsweek, because this is genius.  What better way to get people to pay attention to government than to put it in reality TV show format?  I mean, the ish that goes down in The District is more exciting than anything Whitney Port could ever do.

I never get tired of Obama’s “What did this trick just say?” looks at 1:30, 1:34, 1:43, but my favorite part of this episode begins at 2:20.

New episode next Monday.  For all episodes CLICK HERE

—Travers

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