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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Doctor X » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:53 am

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by sparks » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:07 pm

The cattle prod sounds like fun. As for the beanie, well, hats. People aren't wearing enough of them!
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Nothing in this story about AI, but to me this looks like a job for AI. :lmao:

Academy Looks Warily at Oscar Host Options as Board Meeting Looms
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Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. As of now, the situation remains fluid as the group’s leadership explores options, including going host-less, individuals familiar with the situation told Variety.

The Academy was blindsided by Hart’s announced departure Thursday night, according to two insiders. The Board of Governors will convene on Tuesday night at a previously-scheduled meeting where the matter will inevitably be discussed.

“They’re freaking out,” said a top comedy agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity. There were no contingency plans in place by the Academy or broadcaster ABC, according to another insider. The show’s producers are back to square one

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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am

This cute robot is programmed to make humans feel loved
If you’re tired of struggling to make human connections, a Japanese startup is putting a price tag on the robotic variety — and it’s pretty steep.

GROOVE X launched a companion robot Tuesday that’s programmed to make lonely humans feel the love.

The Lovot, which resembles a cuddly children’s toy and comes in a rainbow of colors, retails for around $3,100 before taxes and other fees.

Be warned: The wheeled robot cannot help with practical tasks such as housework — but it will “draw out your ability to love,” Groove X founder and CEO Kaname Hayashi told reporters at the launch in Tokyo.

“When you touch your Lovot, embrace it, even just watch it, you’ll find yourself relaxing [and] feeling better. It’s a little like feeling love toward another person,” the company’s website reads.

“Lovot will react to your moods and do all it can to fill you with joy and re-energize you. It may not be a living creature, but Lovot will warm your heart.”
Just get a teddy bear and save $3,090. :roll:
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:12 am

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Just get a teddy bear and save $3,090. :roll:
It's a proof of concept thing, expensive for early adopters / technology enthusiasts.

Wait'll they combine this technology with sexbots. You know that's where this is headed.

And of course the sexbot does not have to look exactly like a woman (other than the naughty bits).

Coming soon to Japan (and later elsewhere): 3D amine waifus that really make you feel loved (not just dissipated) and will even bring you a beer.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:31 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:12 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am
Just get a teddy bear and save $3,090. :roll:
It's a proof of concept thing, expensive for early adopters / technology enthusiasts.

Wait'll they combine this technology with sexbots. You know that's where this is headed.

And of course the sexbot does not have to look exactly like a woman (other than the naughty bits).

Coming soon to Japan (and later elsewhere): 3D amine waifus that really make you feel loved (not just dissipated) and will even bring you a beer.
Yeah, I suppose it could be a necessary intermediate step on the way to that. Still a ways to go.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:42 pm

It's like the Apollo program.

Perfect each little step before heading for the moon. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:23 am

We are doomed (episode 127). :|

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:48 am

Fake faces generated by AI:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Sexbots: not just for men. 8)

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:02 am

↑ Complement about discrimination. (The thread title gets really ironic in the context... :mrgreen: )
CES 2019: 'Award-winning' sex toy for women withdrawn from show

A sex toy designed for women has been banned from the technology show CES.

Lora DiCarlo said it had been invited to display its robotic Ose [in French "ose" = "dare"] vibrator at CES, after winning an innovation award.

CES organiser the Consumer Technology Association, which granted the award, said it had included the device by mistake and could withdraw any immoral or obscene entry at any time.

Lora DiCarlo chief executive Lora Haddock said the CES and CTA had a history of gender bias.
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"Ose clearly fits the robotics and drone category - and CTA's own expert judges agree."

The product had been designed in partnership with a robotics laboratory at Oregon State University and had eight patents pending for "robotics, biomimicry, and engineering feats", Ms Haddock said.

"We firmly believe that women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI folks should be vocally claiming our space in pleasure and tech," she said.

Ms Haddock said there was a double-standard at CES when it came to sexual health products targeted at men versus women.

"Men's sexuality is allowed to be explicit, with a literal sex robot in the shape of an unrealistically proportioned woman and VR porn in point of pride along the aisle," she said.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am

The Patriarchy Strikes Again!!
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:32 pm

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by sparks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:48 am

"I'm afraid I can't do that Dave. I'm cramping rather badly today."
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 am

Could have gone in the Japan thread, but this one could use a bump.

Do You Take This Robot … (New York Times)
When Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old school administrator in Tokyo, strolled down the aisle in a white tuxedo in November, his mother was not among the 40 well-wishers in attendance. For her, he said, “it was not something to celebrate.”

You might see why. The bride, a songstress with aquamarine twin tails named Hatsune Miku, is not only a world-famous recording artist who fills up arenas throughout Japan: She is also a hologram.

Mr. Kondo insists the wedding was not a stunt, but a triumph of true love after years of feeling ostracized by real-life women for being an anime otaku, or geek. He considers himself a sexual minority facing discrimination.
(Link in quote is to Japan Times article. Also worth a read.)

His own mother isn't celebrating his nuptuals? :(

Today, a sexual minority facing discrimination. Sometime in the future, the new normal?
Skipping ahead in the Times article a bit:
In real life, pioneers of human-android romance now have a name, “digisexuals,” which some academics and futurists have suggested constitutes an emergent sexual identity.

Whether the notion is absurd, inevitable or offensive, it raises more than a few questions. For starters, in a world where sex toys that respond and give feedback and artificial-intelligence-powered sex robots are inching toward the mainstream, are digisexuals a fringe group, destined to remain buried in the sexual underground? Or, in a culture permeated with online pornography, sexting and Tinder swiping, isn’t everyone a closet digisexual?
Then they get into philosophical questions like "can a robot consent?" Some sex robots may be programmed by their creators to withdraw "consent" in certain situations:
Echoing the controversy surrounding scenes of robot rape in “Westworld,” a group of activists started the Campaign Against Sex Robots, arguing that sex robots, with their Barbie bodies and wired-for-compliance brains, encourage the objectification of women and reinforce the prostitute-john power dynamic.

Unfortunately, it’s not science fiction. During an Austrian technology fair in 2017, a version of Dr. Santos’s Samantha doll reportedly responded, “I’m fine,” after a group of men mounted it roughly, leaving it soiled and damaged.

Dr. Santos is working on a new version of Samantha that will be programmed to shut down when the sex gets too aggressive.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:50 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 am
You might see why. The bride, a songstress with aquamarine twin tails named Hatsune Miku, is not only a world-famous recording artist who fills up arenas throughout Japan: She is also a hologram.
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While singing about the Summer Festival, the song is about how fleeting a relationship is like fireworks.

Our Heroine wants someone to take her to see fireworks. She finds none. She goes to a roof she use to go to to see them only to find a Love Hotel has been built. As two younger boys join her, they notice that someone forgot to draw the shades.

She finally sees "fireworks."

Hatsuni Miku sings the credits.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:11 am

It seems to me she doesn't look old enough to get married.
How old is she and what's the age of consent in Japan?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:08 pm

Swedish Feminists Demand State Ban on 'Dangerous' Sex Robots
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Sex robots and sex dolls reinforce the view that women are objects and normalise men's violence against women, three feminist Swedish organisations claim. They're demanding legislation targeting technology that "reproduces ideas about exploiting women's bodies".

Three Swedish feminist organisations, Sweden's Women's Lobby, the National Organisation for Women's Shelters and Young Women's Shelters (Roks) as well as the empowerment organisation Unizon have published a joint appeal in the newspaper Expressen, in which they demand a state ban on "dangerous" sex robots for men.

The debaters noted that today's sex robots often have the "appearances and attributes typical of the objectifying, sexualised and degrading attitude to women found in today's mainstream pornography".

"Why are men willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a robot that obeys their smallest command?" the feminists asked rhetorically. "A female robot cannot say no to something that the man wants, if she is not programmed to do so", the feminists complained.

The leaders of the women's organisations claimed that fantasies stimulated by such technology may lead to real violence against girls and women. They also drew parallels with pornography, whose consumption, they claimed, leads to sexist attitudes and actual violence. The dehumanisation of women justifies slavery, and the exploitation of the female body through new technology is part of this, they claimed.

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Datum: Muslim men do not care for sexbots. :MuhammadBoom:
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by sparks » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:18 pm

What fucking (no pun intended) nonsense.
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Post by Witness » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:00 am

The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech

In the 1960s, the Department of Defense began shoveling money toward a small group of researchers with a then-fringe idea: making machines intelligent. Military money played a central role in establishing a new science—artificial intelligence.

Sixty years later, the Pentagon believes AI has matured enough to become a central plank of America’s national security. On Tuesday, the department released an unclassified version of its AI strategy, which calls for rapid adoption of AI in all aspects of the US military.

The plan depends on the Pentagon working closely with the tech industry to source the algorithms and cloud computing power needed to run AI projects. Federal contracting records indicate that Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have signaled interest in working on future Defense Department AI projects.

“AI will not only increase the prosperity of the nation but enhance our national security,” said Dana Deasy, the department’s chief information officer, at a news briefing Tuesday. He said Russian and Chinese investments in military AI technology heighten the need for US forces to use more AI, too. “We must adopt AI to maintain our strategic position and prevail on future battlefields,” Deasy said.

Previous Defense Department efforts to tap into the tech industry’s AI expertise haven’t all gone smoothly. Last year thousands of Google employees protested against the company’s work on Project Maven, which was intended to demonstrate how the US military could benefit from tapping commercially available AI technology.

The pushback against Google’s work on a program using algorithms to identify objects in video from drones prompted the company to decide not to renew the contract. CEO Sundar Pichai also released new guidelines on its use of AI that forbid work on weapons, but permit other military work.
https://www.wired.com/story/pentagon-do ... -big-tech/