Humans Need Not Apply

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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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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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

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.
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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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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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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Article: https://petapixel.com/2018/12/17/these- ... ple-exist/

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46809807

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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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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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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