## Humans Need Not Apply

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I would contend that is a case of changed inputs.
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sparks wrote:"Good enough" at their tasks says we adequately programmed them, nothing more. They didn't suddenly start seeking goals they invented for themselves. When they do that, I'll concede they're intelligent and can learn after the fashion that we do.

Lot's of peeps can be fooled by a computer that meets the Turing test. That simply means the humans are fucking stupid, not that the machines are smart.

We would love nothing better than to create for ourselves an intellectually equal or superior partner so's we know, at last, that we're not alone. But, alas, the hardware isn't ready for prime time just yet.
2. More or less agree; still I'm of the "good enough is OK" persuasion.

3. Heartily agree.

Now to point 1. Here's an example of something which hasn't been programmed (by us, anyway), but which has goals – or so it seems to me at least, even if it has no nervous system:

What's your take on that kind of robot?

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Fascinating. Never underestimate 3.5 billion years of evolution.
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Burger-flipping robot begins first shift
Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.
It's "pea-can", man.

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sparks wrote:Fascinating. Never underestimate 3.5 billion years of evolution.
This play into a schtick I do over by Shermerland.

That is IID, or Intelligent Icky Design.

Some things are just too icky to have developed naturally.
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One of Gawd's bad hair days perhaps?
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Mentat wrote:Burger-flipping robot begins first shift
Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.
That's got to be the dumbest implementation of robotics ever. Besides, Hardee's perfected the burger machine 50 years ago.

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Great lookin' legs.

For a fuckin' fembot.
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Is it a robot or a woman with prosthetic legs?
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The latter. Probably should have gone in Rob's bionics thread.
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WTF do you think happened to her legs?

'Fess up Listy...
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Rob Lister wrote:
Mentat wrote:Burger-flipping robot begins first shift
Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.
That's got to be the dumbest implementation of robotics ever. Besides, Hardee's perfected the burger machine 50 years ago.
Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow.

The robot was installed at a Cali Burger outlet in Pasadena and replaced human cooks.

But after just one day at work the robot has been taken offline so it can be upgraded to work faster.

Its human helpers are also getting extra training to help the robot keep up with demand.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43343956

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Who knows, perhaps it really is
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Mentat wrote:Burger-flipping robot begins first shift
Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.
And lets be sure to implement a $15 minimum wage. Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning! Mentat Posts: 10271 Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:00 pm Location: Hangar 18 Has thanked: 37 times Been thanked: 124 times ### Re: Humans Need Not Apply ed wrote: Mentat wrote:Burger-flipping robot begins first shift Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles. It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers. And lets be sure to implement a$15 minimum wage.

I constantly get shit on here for being against minimum wage by you lot. Usually promptly followed by being called a troll the two faced lying asshole who claimed to not call me a troll. So I don't really care to hear about it.
It's "pea-can", man.

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I would say that automation is coming to fast food no matter what, and the minimum wage business isn't driving it at all, though it might push it forward in some particular locations.

Also I predict the automation in question will not be so "cool" as that burger flipping robot.
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Automation eventually must reduce us all to street urchins. Unless, of course, you're the one building the automation.

Then you have a few more years before life in a tent becomes the norm.
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