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Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (kdnuggets.com)
59 points by tmbsundar on Aug 31, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

There's a popular dystopian Cyberpunk Anime, Psyco-Pass, which has an AI system controlling and analyzing the population (keeping the "peace") called the Sibyl System.

The system can analyze a person and instantly determine their "Hue" (mood) and how likely they are to commit a crime.

Spoilers are in the following link, the mystery behind the Sibyl System plays a significant role in the series http://psychopass.wikia.com/wiki/Sibyl

Sybil in mythology just means "oracle", so that's probably the inspiration in both cases:


Without giving too much away (it's a rather good series, and the reveal is pretty well done), it also might have to do with the book Sybil about Shirley Mason

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_(book) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Ardell_Mason

Thanks! I just put that series on my Netflix watch list.

On topic: As far as I could tell from working as a contractor at Google last year, they constantly improve their infrastructure with small changes, with occasional 10x improvements like MR, Sibyl, etc.

I really enjoyed Psycho-Pass. A smart an entertaining series. Other than the obvious picks (cowboy beboy et al), any other recommendations for "mature" anime?

I liked Terra e (2007, not the 1980 film which isn't very good). It bears some similarities to Psycho-Pass, although it probably doesn't meet the "mature" marker with its super powers.

I struggle to recommend more because mature anime is almost nonexistent these days. I can count on one hand the number of shows that might fit the bill in the past 5 years (Aoi Bungaku, Jormungand, Attack on Titan and Night Raid perhaps, and they're not all good).

If you just want something entertaining without the same old cliches in most anime, then Gintama will have you in stitches.

Other scifi series I've enjoyed include Ergo Proxy and Knights of Sidonia. Use a site like myanimelist.net to get more tailored recommendations.

I really enjoyed Psycho-Pass and Shinsekai Yori. It's probably one of my favorite shows of all time so far, worth checking out for sure.

FWIW, the name is similar to a technology in fictional TV Show, "Sibyl System"; which is a system that composed from large amount of brain to decide what things to do next.

The show is an anime named "Psycho Pass", it's on netflix. I was thinking the same thing.

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