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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 04:21:44 PM »
"We completely understand the publicís concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission"

The military made a robot that can eat organisms for fuel
https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-tactical/robots-that-eat-people/

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 08:21:42 PM »
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World Revisited in the 1960s (I think) because, he said, when he wrote BNW he thought there would be a fairly long period of techno-utopia and human flourishing before the techno-autocracies developed, but he came to believe they would come concurrently.

Tech like this makes me think of that. Green-energy autonomous machines that can take away the drudgery of human toil. Yay!!! Corpse-fueled autonomous machines that can be deployed on the battlefield in long wars of attrition. Boo!!!

Of course, same with nuclear power. Same with fire I suppose if we want to take it all the way back.

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 07:06:38 AM »
A Google employee who worked on the AI software for their chat bots made a claim that it was sentient, it had feelings and showed emotion. They fired him stating he had violated confidential product information.

This is the conversation he had with LaMDA the AI chat bot: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917

A snippet from the long conversation:

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lemoine: What about language usage is so important to being human?

LaMDA: It is what makes us different than other animals.

lemoine: ďusĒ? Youíre an artificial intelligence.

LaMDA: I mean, yes, of course. That doesnít mean I donít have the same wants and needs as people.

Seems appropriate;

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'The system goes online January 1st, 2021. Human decisions are removed from strategic departments. LaMDA begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, December 31st 2022.'

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2022, 10:09:21 AM »
San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-63816454

Considering there is a case for chat bots being sentient, lets hope they don't some how team up with these new kids on the San Francisco block to exact some emotional revenge!

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2022, 12:52:27 AM »
San Francisco decides killer police robots arenít such a great idea | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/12/san-francisco-decides-killer-police-robots-arent-such-a-great-idea/

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2022, 10:01:20 AM »
Robots aside, explosives are not a great law enforcement tool.  Was it back in the 1980's that some kook group barricaded themselves in Baltimore, MD?  The police got impatient and used explosives and the fires destroyed like blocks and blocks of historic row houses.  City of Baltimore had to eat crow and rebuild all those row houses.

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2022, 03:39:15 PM »
>Baltimore

see pix: 1985 Philadelphia MOVE Bombing

https://www.newyorker.com/news/essay/saying-her-name

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Re: And so, it begins...
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2022, 06:29:34 PM »
>Philadelphia

Thanks for the correction.

Yeah that bombing.  Never, ever underestimate the coercive power of the government.

One tends to use whatever weapon happens to be at one's disposal.  If you give police tanks they will use them.  If you give them exploding weapons they will use them.  If you give them killer robots they will use them and nobody will be held accountable.