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From Martin Gainty <mgai...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: agency theory and software development
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:22:00 GMT
It is assume that automated processes triggered by maven build scripts need to be 
1)told what to do and 
2)the same build scripts need to be told what specific steps need to be executed and in which
order in order to accomplish each task

if an automated processes in danger of going fubar becomes a 'statistical probability' ..it
is up to us (hopefully) intelligent humans to 
1)note the aberrant behavior (violation of multiple rules)
2)pull smartly on the choke collar (i.e. shortcircuit the task behavior and quiesce the process)

if the automated process does not respond <appropriately> in a <preconfigured>
amount of time..the off switch should be considered..
to wit:

Cause:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/07/02/headwinds-loom-for-stocks-in-second-half/2484555/
 
Effect:
http://money.cnn.com/2000/03/30/markets/markets_newyork/
 
Because these scenarios have become a reality one of the mission statements of CTOs of Financial
Houses is to  monitor all financial transactions by monitoring software on 24/7/365  basis...
the rule-based engine of the monitoring software will
1) monitor aberrant behavior by applying violations of transactions to preconfigured 'rules'
and 
2) apply appropriate shortcircuits when <n> number of preconfigured rules have been
violated

(speaking of shortcirtcuit we should probably continue this discussion offline)
Martin 
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> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:01:33 -0600
> From: vektor.knight@gmail.com
> To: users@maven.apache.org
> Subject: re: agency theory and software development
> 
> Given the future of computation and being in a technological 
> singularity, how do we divert a total disaster when the 'machines' have 
> solid bodies? Since Hume, we have had theories about "ghosts in the 
> machine", and if we look even at the beginnings of AI since MIT, it's 
> clear that the software often has a mind of its own and takes us on 
> courses we never intended to go on.
> 
> Finite-state automata, with no solution to the Halting problem, actually 
> have exhibited free will and agency. In that respect, how do we 
> reclassify our notions of human and animal rights when such a species 
> actually has the entire compendium of human history, knowledge and the 
> universe? Think Data from Star Trek.
> 
> 
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