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« Reply #435 on: June 04, 2021, 07:19:38 PM »
A couple of those would keep the deer away from my dogwoods and evening primroses.

Human passersby, neighbors and guests would probably be less enthused.

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« Reply #436 on: June 14, 2021, 03:47:52 PM »
A bit more on the killing drones

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22462840/killer-robot-autonomous-drone-attack-libya-un-report-context


I like the "loitering munitions".  As a name, not an idea. sounds horrific.



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« Reply #437 on: July 24, 2021, 09:35:16 PM »
Algorithm beats human pilots in drone race for the 1st time

https://www.futurity.org/algorithm-drones-human-pilots-2600652/

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« Reply #438 on: July 24, 2021, 10:05:03 PM »
The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22557895/automation-robots-work-amazon-uber-lyft

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But we often spend so much time talking about the potential for robots to take our jobs that we fail to look at how they are already changing them — sometimes for the better, but sometimes not. New technologies can give corporations tools for monitoring, managing, and motivating their workforces, sometimes in ways that are harmful.

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« Reply #439 on: July 24, 2021, 10:45:04 PM »
I've been hollerin' this for a long time.  'Robot creep' has been eroding jobs since at least the 60s.  I keep using toll booth operators as the example. (Currently, in Florida, the turnpike exits have zero humans. Transponders [digital, eliminating even more humans in the accounting dept.] or exact change in a hopper.)

Debbie says: Past and present computerization & robotics have already decimated jobs.

http://th3core.com/talk/water-coolerextra/debbie-says-past-and-present-computerization-robotics-have-already-decimated/msg60739/#msg60739

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #440 on: July 24, 2021, 11:53:33 PM »
It's not so much that they are eliminating jobs, it's that they are making the jobs that still exist so much worse because the robot surveillance boss never takes a break, so neither can you.

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« Reply #441 on: August 04, 2021, 09:02:44 PM »
Pentagon believes its precognitive AI can predict events 'days in advance'
https://www.engadget.com/pentagon-ai-predicts-days-in-advance-135509604.html

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« Reply #442 on: August 04, 2021, 09:18:57 PM »
The future of sports? There's a robot sinking basketballs at the Tokyo Olympics.
https://mashable.com/article/tokyo-olympics-basketball-robot

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« Reply #443 on: August 04, 2021, 09:20:59 PM »
"It could be that the dreaded robot apocalypse has been jump-started due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
https://venturebeat.com/2021/07/25/with-post-pandemic-ai-weve-now-stepped-into-the-age-of-acceleration/

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #444 on: August 20, 2021, 03:44:11 PM »
Meet Grace, the ultra-lifelike nurse robot - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/19/asia/grace-hanson-robotics-android-nurse-hnk-spc-intl/index.html

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Tesla is actually going to make a 'Tesla Bot' humanoid robot for general purpose use - Electrek
https://electrek.co/2021/08/19/tesla-bot-humanoid-robot/

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #445 on: September 20, 2021, 08:43:27 PM »
>>sentry guns

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine
Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.

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A killer robot profoundly changes the calculus for the Mossad.

The organization has a longstanding rule that if there is no rescue, there is no operation, meaning a foolproof plan to get the operatives out safely is essential. Having no agents in the field tips the equation in favor of the operation.

But a massive, untested, computerized machine gun presents a string of other problems.

The first is how to get the weapon in place.

Israel chose a special model of a Belgian-made FN MAG machine gun attached to an advanced robotic apparatus, according to an intelligence official familiar with the plot. The official said the system was not unlike the off-the-rack Sentinel 20 manufactured by the Spanish defense contractor Escribano.

But the machine gun, the robot, its components and accessories together weigh about a ton. So the equipment was broken down into its smallest possible parts and smuggled into the country piece by piece, in various ways, routes and times, then secretly reassembled in Iran.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-fakhrizadeh-assassination-israel.html

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #446 on: January 05, 2022, 04:52:21 PM »
I saw my first working inventory robot in the wild yesterday at a big box store.  It looked like a giant tongue depressor or a surf board set on end.  The edges had sensors for counting inventory on shelves.

Which is all fine and dandy, except what the store really needed was more checkout cashiers since I was standing in the worlds longest line.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #447 on: April 01, 2022, 12:19:50 PM »

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #448 on: April 12, 2022, 03:12:47 PM »
The case for Terminator analogies
Skynet (not the killer androids) is a decent introduction to the AI risk problem
https://www.slowboring.com/p/the-case-for-terminator-analogies

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« Reply #449 on: November 23, 2022, 09:55:12 PM »
SFPD authorized to kill suspects using robots in draft policy

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“We are living in a dystopian future, where we debate whether the police may use robots to execute citizens without a trial, jury, or judge,” said Tifanei Moyer, senior staff attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Moyer leads the organization’s work on police misconduct and militarization.