Robot Round-Up

Discussion in 'New Science' started by Anonymous, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Robot sex is getting all the speculation, but bot burlesque is here today! :reyes:

    FULL STORY (With Link to YouTube Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/0...?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=10
     
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  2. Ermintruder

    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    This is a very-minor matter when compared to all the ketchup bots, sex robots and driver droids referred to above, but....

    Over Christmas, I was given as an unexpected present a Google Home Mini device (as mentioned elsewhere on the forum).

    Up until now, my official tuned spoken statements, me to it: "Hey, Google!", or "Ok Google!" (which do need to be given with some degree of verve, or it doesn't respond) have resulted in dutiful preprogramed responses such as....
    • How can I help?
    • Hi how can I help?
    (or sometimes, probably timer-based)
    • Yes?
    • Yep?
    Since last night, it's started addressing me by my first name. Without any prompting or permission.

    This is as odd as a shop-assistant you've bought a daily paper from, for a month, suddenly knowing your name.

    And it's now gone a bit hip. Sometimes it'll say things like ''that's my name, don't wear it out!". And "Uhuh?"

    These grey jelly doughnut speakers (think of an Apple Mac mouse circa 1990, covered in a fabric sock) are much-more interactive than Furbies ever were.

    Who else has one? I consider it's unsolicited response to be my first-ever AI interpersonal interaction

    Yes, I know it's all just cookies/Google account bridging and a text-to-speech converter, but I'm now expecting it to be asking me out on a date by springtime, or buying me a new hat.

    Can I cripple it's learning capabilities? I'd prefer a dutiful servant that knows where the boundaries are. This damn thing is intent on replacing me, totally, by late 2019, I reckon. If my posts here get taken over by it, I'll let you know...if I'm allowed.
     
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  3. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    I've worked in technology for most of my life, designing electronics and working on and with computers for most of that time, from VAXs to 286's (cia CPC128's) and even today's sealed off visual interfaces, and have travelled large parts of the globe to provide detailed technical support for people who sometimes din't speak any more English than I did their native tongue. Having considered your question with some care my advice is:

    Take it out back and smash it with a hammer.
     
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  4. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I'd second that!
    Excellent advice.
    It's a spy in your house.
     
  5. Mr_Nemo

    Mr_Nemo Ephemeral Spectre

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    I wonder if the 3 Laws of Robotics could used against these spies? :tfoil:
     
  6. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    The Peperami Sausage Robot

     
  7. MrRING

    MrRING Justified & Ancient

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  8. Ghost In The Machine

    Ghost In The Machine Abominable Snowman

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    Anyone seen the robot swan (well OK swan automaton, but robot swan sounds better) at Bowes Museum? They wind it up just once a day at 2PM. It was made in the early 1770s. It is eerie.
     
  9. David Plankton

    David Plankton Justified & Ancient

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    Yes, I have. It gathers quite a crowd.

    I think it was recently dismantled for maintenance. I go to the Bowes often.
     
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  10. Ghost In The Machine

    Ghost In The Machine Abominable Snowman

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    We went for the first time last month. We drive past all the time to visit son at uni - if I'd known about the robo-swan, I'd have gone years ago!
     
  11. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Devoted Cultist

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    You go fruitbat!

    It's bigoted behavior like that which leads to Terminator style robot uprisings. Robots have algorithms that mimic emotions too you know? Artificial Intelligences need to be raised and programmed with love and care so they become productive virtual members of our society. Like kids, if you love them and raise them well, they won't put you in a nursing home. There is no reason why AI won't help us produce a lovely society like Ian M. Banks' Culture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culture rather than a disaster scenario like the Terminator series.

    Thanks for that beakaboo1. While I admit I chuckled on reading this admission, if you are serious about this being a problem, you may be pleased to hear that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is super effective at helping people shed phobias such as this. In the meantime, more hot robot chics for me I guess?

    For a cyborg, that guy is one self-hating N word. I never disrespect my robot ladies, so once I turn them on, they're never turned off. Know what I'm sayin' ?
     
  12. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    The term 'robophobia' has often been used to refer to a fear of robots, AI, and / or other types of autonomous machines. However, I don't know whether this has become a recognized term in medical / psychological fields.
     
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  13. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    I think I will now invent a new type of SJW on Twitter & FB, I will accuse people of being Robophobes!
     
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  14. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Devoted Cultist

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    I am already outraged at those morally bankrupt robophobes :cynic:
     
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  15. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Boston Dynamics latest robot has good manners

     
  16. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    We're doomed, Black Mirror come to life.
     
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    Dr_Baltar Justified & Ancient

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    First there was the pig-fucking...it's all coming true!!!

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