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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am

sparks wrote:Automation eventually must reduce us all to street urchins. Unless, of course, you're the one building financing the automation.

Then you have a few more years before life in a tent becomes the norm.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:29 am

The Daily Star wrote:Sick sex robot fantasy BANNED from world’s first cyborg brothel
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If you really want to click: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... ed-fantasy

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:37 am

Those guys will just have to wait for the holodeck to be invented.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Food Lion to deploy robot associates to 171 stores
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These friendly robotic associates have been roaming the aisles of several Giant/Martin’s stores since last year, and now Food Lion is also putting the concept to the test. Marty maneuvers around using advanced artificial intelligence and the same laser imaging technology found in self-driving vehicles. He can perform checks that help the store run more smoothly and safely for both customers and associates.

Marty clean sweeps the store 12 times each day to identify slip and fall hazards on the floor and alert associates. When he finds a severe hazard, he pages associates and positions himself by the spill, notifying customers to be cautious. Marty can also scan the shelves for out-of-stocks and to check that shelf pricing is aligned with the front end register system.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Food Lion to deploy robot associates to 171 stores
The Produce News
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These friendly robotic associates have been roaming the aisles of several Giant/Martin’s stores since last year, and now Food Lion is also putting the concept to the test. Marty maneuvers around using advanced artificial intelligence and the same laser imaging technology found in self-driving vehicles. He can perform checks that help the store run more smoothly and safely for both customers and associates.

Marty clean sweeps the store 12 times each day to identify slip and fall hazards on the floor and alert associates. When he finds a severe hazard, he pages associates and positions himself by the spill, notifying customers to be cautious. Marty can also scan the shelves for out-of-stocks and to check that shelf pricing is aligned with the front end register system.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Rob Lister » Fri May 11, 2018 11:30 pm

I know they're very loud and not likely to sneak up on you but if you arm that thing with a few nasty looking weapons and multiply it by a few dozen there's no enemy in the world that wouldn't retreat.

Is that Boston Dynamics?

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat May 12, 2018 1:02 am

Wasn't Boston Dynamics bought out by Google?

They were, but then google sold it to Softbank (Japanese mobile phone company)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/08/sof ... ts-schaft/

Could be that because Boston Dynamics makes robots with potential military applications, it didn't fit with Google's brand image.
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Post by Witness » Sat May 12, 2018 1:16 am

BBC wrote:Towards a lip-reading computer

Scientists at Oxford say they've invented an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans.

The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of BBC News programmes, has been developed in collaboration with Google's DeepMind AI division.

"Watch, Attend and Spell", as the system has been called, can now watch silent speech and get about 50% of the words correct. That may not sound too impressive - but when the researchers supplied the same clips to professional lip-readers, they got only 12% of words right.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39298199

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat May 12, 2018 1:24 am

I question whether there's any such thing as a "professional lip-reader"? Maybe as a side gig. What's the demand for lip-reading services? Spooks I suppose?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 12, 2018 1:32 am

Anaxagoras wrote:I question whether there's any such thing as a "professional lip-reader"? Maybe as a side gig. What's the demand for lip-reading services? Spooks I suppose?
Deaf people who are sign language interpreters.

It's a small niche, and their usual gig is interpreting from one sign language to another, but lip reading is a required skill for the profession.

I wouldn't even know about it except a deaf person I know became one.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip_reading

What extraordinary Google-fu I have! :P

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by sparks » Sat May 12, 2018 8:16 pm

You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Witness wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip_reading

What extraordinary Google-fu I have! :P
Well, I guess my next question is, if "professional lip readers" can only correctly identify 12% of words spoken, what is the practical utility of lip-reading?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 13, 2018 2:15 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Witness wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip_reading

What extraordinary Google-fu I have! :P
Well, I guess my next question is, if "professional lip readers" can only correctly identify 12% of words spoken, what is the practical utility of lip-reading?
The one I know does a helluva lot better than that.

It's almost like talking to a hearing person as long as you're facing.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Pyrrho » Sun May 13, 2018 10:22 pm


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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by xouper » Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:. . . if "professional lip readers" can only correctly identify 12% of words spoken, what is the practical utility of lip-reading?
That reminds me, if you haven't already seen this, here's a comical example of bad lip reading (4 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI