Sebastian Köln wrote:So far AI needs training data. Millions to billions of entries. I don't see that much data being available or collectable in a permaculture context. (It needs data for every possible case…)
AI can work for games because those can be simulated. I have not seen a correct simulation of nature yet.
Travis Johnson wrote:This reminds me of my vet when he came and tried to talk us into doing ultrasounds on our sheep to determine if they had single, twins or triplets. His idea was, if you know what each ewe is going to have for lambs, for the 5 months she is with lamb, you can feed her appropriately. So I asked him how much he thought it would cost, and he said a few thousand dollars.
So I asked him, "Why don't I feed every ewe for having twins then, and what little bit of money I spend more for the ewes having singles, and the few mortality losses I would have for the triplets, would be a lot less than having every sheep ultrasounded."
We live in the information age, but just because it is information, does not mean it is useful, or more importantly...will save us money.