Robot Round-Up

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

  1. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    I don't think anyone's ever been legally obliged to have sex, have they? Not in the UK, anyway.
     
  2. EnolaGaia

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

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    Strictly speaking - perhaps not ...
    But then again ...
     
  3. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    I doubt their ilk ever bothered with lawyers...
     
  4. 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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  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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  7. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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

    Mr_Nemo Abominable Snowman

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

    Swifty Generation Y

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    The Peperami Sausage Robot

     
  10. MrRING

    MrRING Justified & Ancient

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  11. 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.
     
  12. David Plankton

    David Plankton Antediluvian

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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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  13. 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!
     
  14. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Ephemeral Spectre

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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' ?
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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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  17. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Ephemeral Spectre

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

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Boston Dynamics latest robot has good manners

     
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  19. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    We're doomed, Black Mirror come to life.
     
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  20. Dr_Baltar

    Dr_Baltar Left Foot of God

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

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  21. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    And to think SKODA cars used to be a running joke yet here's their modern robot factory today (actually, they're still are a bit crap anyway) ...

     
  22. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    THey will go rogue and saw/hammer their owners to death.

    A robot wood-working team is making carpentry as easy as falling off a log.

    Jeffrey Lipton at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was inspired to make robots that keep hands away from blades because of a colleague. He used to work as a carpenter’s apprentice under a man who had accidentally cut off each of his thumbs with a saw. Twice.

    Lipton and his colleagues at MIT have created a system where users can customise their own designs for anything from a table to a shed. A team of robots cuts out all the parts, and the user puts it together from automatically generated instructions. It is flat-pack furniture, but custom-made.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2162180-robots-armed-with-saws-make-custom-flat-pack-furniture/
     
  23. EnolaGaia

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

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    It's the other end of the supply chain that could really use some AI or robotic support ....

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  24. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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  25. Nils Meijer

    Nils Meijer :)

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    I was looking for some posts on the 'avatar-course', browsing the web for about anything related to harry palmer, when I found this one! man, what a crappy cult, really stressed-out members trying to pay their way to enlightenment, I thought this would be a huge chance to find some 'suicidal' former members that had escaped just in time or some other dark secrets, but no luck yet..
     
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  26. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Monks give final bow (wow) in funeral ceremony for dogs. Vid and more images at link.

    Japanese monks hosted a 'funeral' for old robot dogs

    Funerals are often reserved for the living but in Japan, some 114 of Sony's old generation AIBO robot dogs — the world's first machine pet capable of developing its own personality — were sent off to dog nirvana.

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    https://twitter.com/i/moments/991477973546024962
     
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  27. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Another 'spot the difference' from Ramon.
     
  28. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    I don't know why the images are double posting.
     
  29. hunck

    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    The latest Boston Dynamics robot jogging in the park

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  30. Waymarker

    Waymarker Ephemeral Spectre

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    Just to digress, Data in Star Trek once said that he and Tasha Yar were "intimate", and if that means what I think it means it raises all sorts of interesting questions such as did he wear a condom?..;)
     
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