[OSM-talk] New mailing list about machine learning and OSM

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Thu Jun 27 12:28:22 UTC 2019

On Thursday 27 June 2019, Felix Delattre via talk wrote:
> Until this moment the conversation has been pretty much polemic from
> people either hyping or hating these new techniques of programming
> with automated statistics.

No problem with creating a new thematic mailing list here but the above 
is somewhat insulting to those who have in the past discussed bot 
mapping in OSM on a serious level.

The impression i have is that there are a few people discussing the 
matter on a principal level (usually from a sociological, 
epistemological, ethical or generally philosophical standpoint) and 
practical users and developers of such techniques - and almost zero in 
depth communication between these domains.

Could you by the way explain the term "automated statistics" - i had not 
heard this before and a quick search returns a lot of uses of this term 
in the context of database systems, which i however have the impression 
is not what you are talking about.  Most terms in this field are 
politically connotated - "artificial intelligence" implying a 
similarity to human intelligence, "machine learning" implying a 
similarity to human learning processes.

Christoph Hormann

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