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If the computer knows exactly what actions would be a mistake - how? The difference between correct and incorrect (not to mention legal and illegal) is usually inferred from a much wider context than what is accessible to a script. Mind you, in this specific case, Amazon even implies that such a command could have been correct under other circumstances.

So, this means a) strong superhuman AI (good luck), b) deciding from an ambiguous input to one of possibly mistaken actions (good luck mapping all possible correct states), or c) drool-proof interface ("It looks you're trying to shut down S3, would you like some help with that?").

TL;DR: yes, but it's a cure worse than the disease.




> If the computer knows exactly what actions would be a mistake - how?

I don't know. I was suggesting it wasn't realistic to do that, and therefore it wasn't realistic to implement a UI that prevents you making mistakes.




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