The Bullshit Detector!
I love this!
DARPA WANTS TO BUILD A BS DETECTOR FOR SCIENCE.
The BS does NOT stand for a science degree folks, it stands for cow manure. I came across this over the weekend doing some research about a project we are tackling with a great startup team and wanted to share it with you.
DARPA is asking for a system that can solve one of the most urgent philosophical problems of our time: How do you know what’s true when science, the news, and social media all struggle with errors, advertising, propaganda, and lies (yes, fake stuff and outright lies)?
Take a scientific claim. Do some kind of operation on it. Determine whether the claim is right enough to act on. So … a bullshit detector?
I wish we could have also a bullshit detector for vetting startups, don’t you think so?
Here is the link to the article about the DARPA project: https://www.wired.com/story/darpa-bs-detector-science/