Debunking Art - fraudster with python AI engine?

Chris S. chrisks at
Wed Sep 1 21:43:13 CEST 2004

Nick wrote:

> Well, if I were using a cryptographic library, I wouldn't dare claim I
> were a cryptographer. I may say that I had written an application that
> uses a third party cryptographic component... I think in this context
> he is using the fact that the chances of a technical person
> questioning his work are extremely slim.

Did he claim to be an AI expert? From the description you gave of the 
"engine", it would seem little or no AI study would be necessary for 
such a trivial implementation. Either way, lying or not, such a setup is 
unlikely to do him any good in the long run. If anything, you should 
have had a little fun with him and questioned him thoroughly, trying to 
trip him up if he was indeed faking.

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