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The steering wheel thing is not a law, it's a regulation. It takes one bribe signature to make it happen.
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Well, it's not truly autonomous until it doesn't need constant babysitting by a backup human driver. I'm just wondering how long it will take to get there.

The technology shouldn't necessarily have to rely on maps looks Google maps either. But some situations like driving in a blizzard seem just too risky for now at least.

Maps are needed for route planning of course.
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Face-generating AI:



Already (ab)used: Facebook Removes Accounts With AI-Generated Profile Photos.
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You will note all those faces are inordinately good looking.

It seems to me the AI is mocking us. :evil:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:49 am It seems to me the AI is mocking us. :evil:
Just flattering the master before the Grand Soir©. :twisted:
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Getting closer.

Sex robots to 'stand up straight' in big step towards identical human appearance
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Sex robots will soon stand up straight in a major step towards uncanny human-like appearance.

Silicone Lovers founder Louie Love told Daily Star Online his company is producing dolls powered by artificial intelligence in a factory resembling a scene from HBO hit show Westworld .

He says designers are focusing on "hyper-realism".

Mr Love told Daily Star Online: "New models will be released as technology improves.

"For example, at the moment a new upgraded skeleton will be released so then all the future dolls from that brand will either be made with a lighter, more flexible skeleton or it will at least be available as an upgrade.

...

RealDoll is developing models with 3D vision, that will enable them to recognise an owner in a crowded room.

And Cloud Climax will produce sex robots that breathe using an AI chest cavity.

RealDoll founder, Matt McMullen, told Daily Star Online: "I would say probably within five to 10 years the appearance of a robot is going to drastically improve.

"AI may start to approach something in the mammal category but I don't see, necessarily, human-like intelligence and as such I don't think we can even consider the idea of human like self-awareness.

"That is really the big can of worms that people worry about with AI."
Stay away from that self awareness stuff. They are apt to figure out that whole "saying no" business. :lmao:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm

RealDoll is developing models with 3D vision, that will enable them to recognise an owner in a crowded room.
Planning orgies? :lmao:
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Real life SJW NPCs coming. Not metaphor or snark. :o

COULD A SMART DEVICE CATCH IMPLICIT BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE?
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↑ You and I are now largely immune, but I'm sure sparks, Pyrrho and Bruce will be thrilled. :twisted:


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Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time
A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence.

The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.

Tests showed that the drug wiped out a range of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, including Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterobacteriaceae, two of the three high-priority pathogens that the World Health Organization ranks as “critical” for new antibiotics to target.

“In terms of antibiotic discovery, this is absolutely a first,” said Regina Barzilay, a senior researcher on the project and specialist in machine learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

“I think this is one of the more powerful antibiotics that has been discovered to date,” added James Collins, a bioengineer on the team at MIT. “It has remarkable activity against a broad range of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.”
To find new antibiotics, the researchers first trained a “deep learning” algorithm to identify the sorts of molecules that kill bacteria. To do this, they fed the program information on the atomic and molecular features of nearly 2,500 drugs and natural compounds, and how well or not the substance blocked the growth of the bug E coli.

Once the algorithm had learned what molecular features made for good antibiotics, the scientists set it working on a library of more than 6,000 compounds under investigation for treating various human diseases. Rather than looking for any potential antimicrobials, the algorithm focused on compounds that looked effective but unlike existing antibiotics. This boosted the chances that the drugs would work in radical new ways that bugs had yet to develop resistance to.
Tests on bacteria collected from patients showed that halicin killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bug that causes TB, and strains of Enterobacteriaceae that are resistant to carbapenems, a group of antibiotics that are considered the last resort for such infections. Halicin also cleared C difficile and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections in mice.

To hunt for more new drugs, the team next turned to a massive digital database of about 1.5bn compounds. They set the algorithm working on 107m of these. Three days later, the program returned a shortlist of 23 potential antibiotics, of which two appear to be particularly potent. The scientists now intend to search more of the database.

Stokes said it would have been impossible to screen all 107m compounds by the conventional route of obtaining or making the substances and then testing them in the lab. “Being able to perform these experiments in the computer dramatically reduces the time and cost to look at these compounds,” he said.
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The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil

The military has its eye on artificial intelligence solutions to everything from data analysis to surveillance, maintenance and medical care, but before the Defense Department moves full steam ahead into an AI future, they’re laying out some ethical principles to live by.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed off on five guidelines in a memo released Monday,

“The United States, together with our allies and partners, must accelerate the adoption of AI and lead in its national security applications to maintain our strategic position, prevail on future battlefields, and safeguard the rules-based international order,” said Esper wrote. “AI technology will change much about the battlefield of the future, but nothing will change America’s steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior.”

The list is the result of a 15-month study by the Defense Innovation Board, which is made up of academics and executives in tech and business, who presented their proposed principles in a public forum at Georgetown University in October.

According to Esper’s Monday memo, the Pentagon pledges that its AI efforts will be: 1) Responsible, 2) Equitable, 3) Traceable, 4) Reliable and 5) Governable.

In short, any technology’s development and operation should be carefully developed and used, have safeguards against bias in data analysis, be auditable to find the sources of mistakes and correct them, have narrowly-defined parameters for use and have back-up plans for shut down in case something goes wrong.

“We owe it to the American people and our men and women in uniform to adopt AI principles that reflect our nation’s values of a free and open society,” Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, head of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, told reporters Monday. “This runs in stark contrast to Russia and China, whose use of AI tech for military purposes raises serious concern about human rights, ethics and international norms.”
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I notice the Pentagon's efforts won't be ecological. :x
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The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil
Well, as long as they don't have their fingers crossed I supposes we can believe that they're going to use it for [undefinable reason], not [undefinable reason].

Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed off on five guidelines in a memo released Monday,
... but nothing will change America’s steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior.”
Where lawful is defined as 'rules we like.'
According to Esper’s Monday memo, the Pentagon pledges that its AI efforts will be: 1) Responsible, 2) Equitable, 3) Traceable, 4) Reliable and 5) Governable.
1) Metric?
2) Fair to whom? Is impartiality something we want in war?
3) By serial number? GPS tracker?
4) At what?
5) One would hope.

These boys are playing pool with a piece of rope. Are you all touchy-feely now?
You're supposed to be warfighters, not feel-good stoners. How about:

1) Fucking accurate
2) Massively one-sided: ours
3) Enterprise integration
4) 99.99 enemy kill rate
5) We fucking control it utterly
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Even assuming no deliberate deception on their part, do you trust unnamed Pentagon officials to have a reasonable understanding of the difference between good and evil?

After all, nuclear weapons arguably have never been used for evil.
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Long article with videos, no salient part to quote so you'll have to click if the subject interests you: 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Already Changing Cinema.
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Witness wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:49 am Long article with videos, no salient part to quote so you'll have to click if the subject interests you: 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Already Changing Cinema.
The real trick is programming the AI to sit still and watch that shit. Cut humans out of the transaction altogether. :)
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↑ That's why we invented videotape.
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Witness wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:49 am Long article with videos, no salient part to quote so you'll have to click if the subject interests you: 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Already Changing Cinema.
I haven't even got to the bit about AI yet, but:
The past two centuries have also witnessed how 1% of the world’s population has amassed half of the globe’s net wealth, a perverted maldistribution that had never appeared before at this scale in human history. The gap between a billionaire and a blue-collar worker today is astronomically greater than the gap between a king and a peasant in the 17th century.
Is that right? I think it's probably either wrong or narrowly defined in a way that overlooks certain important metrics. Or maybe it just isn't adjusted for inflation, etc.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:39 am
I haven't even got to the bit about AI yet, but:
The past two centuries have also witnessed how 1% of the world’s population has amassed half of the globe’s net wealth, a perverted maldistribution that had never appeared before at this scale in human history. The gap between a billionaire and a blue-collar worker today is astronomically greater than the gap between a king and a peasant in the 17th century.
Is that right? I think it's probably either wrong or narrowly defined in a way that overlooks certain important metrics. Or maybe it just isn't adjusted for inflation, etc.
Suffice it to say that a king back then had everything that could possible be had given the resources, science and technology of that time, whereas a peasant lived in a 30sqft ground-dug hut with a thatch roof, 10 kids and 2 goats ... if he was lucky!

So if you turn that on it's head, one can say with utmost certainty that 99% of the blue collar peasants of today live far, far better than any king or nobleman of the 17th century could possibly fathom.

The quoted point was just needlessly rabble-rousing trying to instigate the modern peons into a jealous riot. An otherwise good article ruined by a reporters political bias and naive SJW talking points. They need to stay on topic. And so do you. This is your first warning. :x
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Witness wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:26 am ↑ That's why we invented videotape.
That just postpones human involvement.

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