Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:48 pm

In the Asimov story it was a humanoid robot pretending to be human running for president.

The question of whether he's really a robot became a campaign issue. He spins it a lot but does not lie. Finally, he punches a heckler in the nose, thereby proving that he's not governed by the Three Laws.

Elected in a landslide.

Spoiler: The heckler was also a robot pretending to be human. :coolspecs:

Much cooler than Star Trek. :p
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:41 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Spoiler: The heckler was also a robot pretending to be human. :coolspecs:

Hey, I remember that! :oldman:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlqGEZbW5kM
A deep artificial composer, a new algorithm developed by EPFL scientists, can generate melodies that imitate a given style of music. In the long term, the deep artificial composer may one day generate convincing music for multiple instruments – on the fly – with applications in video games or as a tool to assist composers in the creative process.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:12 pm

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:16 pm

That's pretty cool

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:13 pm

Victory dance after a successful wrestling match versus another front end loader. :coolspecs:
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:24 am

Bilal Farooqui‏ @bilalfarooqui Jul 17

Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself.

We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots.


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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:25 am

It's in ship of fail already

viewtopic.php?p=876187#p876187
pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:36 am

Well...there is this Tweet related to it:

Michael Hearn Retweeted Bilal Farooqui

Real life is imitating @donhertzfeldt films increasingly.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:38 am

I do like this blown-up photo better though. I did not realize everyone is laughing at the robot. Skynet will not be kind to these people
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:10 pm

Oliver Griswold‏ @originalgriz Jul 19

This is the memorial for Steve the drowned security robot outside our office on his charging pad. The future is weird.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:54 pm

Sheeeeeeyit. :|
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby xouper » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:04 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Oliver Griswold‏ @originalgriz Jul 19

This is the memorial for Steve the drowned security robot outside our office on his charging pad. The future is weird.


How much of that stuff on the charging pad is tongue-in-cheek?

If that happened in our building, that would be my motivation, to poke some fun at the anthropomorphizing of a robot.

Because if not that, then yeah, weird.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:51 am

I am sure that Steve is resting in the bosom of Harambe.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:58 am

I'm guessing 100% tongue-in-cheek. OK, maybe 99%.




ETA: earlier in the thread there an interesting video though about how kids interact with robots:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40415&start=140#p870049

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJT9EtdETY

Suggests that the kids think the robot is sentient or something. Why bully an inanimate object?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

Because kids are little sociopathic shits.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:30 pm

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby ed » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:38 pm

An oldie but goodie to add to Docs
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:46 am

Light ironical article:
Redshark News wrote:Automatic (journalism) for the people

This article was written by a human, but then again, any computer designed to pass Turing's famous test would say that, wouldn't it?

Even if you believe me, it might not be that long before an awful lot of content on the internet is being churned out by automated systems. I use the term “content” quite specifically, here: content is a product, a consumable that the modern internet increasingly subsists on, and can, according to Google and the UK's Press Association, increasingly be generated by algorithms. Conversely, journalism, we might hope, is a minor artform, which cannot be generated by algorithms.
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The thing about all this which will scare actual journalists – most of whom have written cookie-cutter press release coverage at least a few times - is how disturbingly plausible it is. Part of the reason for that is that a lot of stories about press releases already read alarmingly as if they were put together by a robot at the ED-209 level, so the bar for acceptability is fairly low.
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What's a bit more alarming, at least in terms of the (more enjoyable, more valuable) employment it might destroy, is the potential for this sort of thing to spread to other industries. Summer blockbusters spring readily to mind as a target for this sort of automation. With due deference to the people actually credited for writing them, who generally face a strait-jacket of corporate influence, they're generally not very well written, and they are often beset with cliches.
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Which is of course the paradox, because we've enthused before about the potential for procedurally-generated content in places like video games.
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Perhaps this sort of thing is OK when it's used to do the donkey work, the repetitive, unimportant stuff, although that thought immediately smells like a slippery slope which will soon have us watching movies that have been procedurally generated from script to screen.

And then reading automatically generated articles about them…

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:14 am

Seems like a decent robot journalist would have to have bias programmed in, else it is a tell it isn't a real human.


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