Humans Need Not Apply

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Her eyes are wrong too. One's looking into the camera, another is looking off in another direction.
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Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software.

Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs.

Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association – were told on Thursday that they would lose their jobs in a month’s time after Microsoft decided to stop employing humans to select, edit and curate news articles on its homepages.

Employees were told Microsoft’s decision to end the contract with PA Media was taken at short notice as part of a global shift away from humans in favour of automated updates for news.

One staff member who worked on the team said: “I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs, and here I am – AI has taken my job.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ith-robots

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Ha! They are the architects of their own demise.

From wiki on PA media:
RADAR

PA was awarded a €706,000 grant from Google in July 2017 to fund a local news automation service in collaboration with Urbs Media.[15]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PA_Media#RADAR

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Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test

Is smart enough to know to fail it
oh really?

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robinson wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test

Is smart enough to know to fail it
Kind of like Cassius Clay (as he was at the time) evading the draft by failing the army IQ test. :)
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It’s from the book

River of Gods
oh really?

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2047 in India
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robinson wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:50 am
It’s from the book

River of Gods
But if it really happens, don't be surprised if the AI turns Muslim. :P
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This App Is a Dangerous Invasion of Your Privacy—and the FBI Uses It

What if you could instantly identify every stranger you ever saw?
  • Clearview AI, a small startup that was mostly unknown until a story from The New York Times called it the app to "end privacy as we know it," lets strangers figure out your identity through the quick snap of a single photo.
  • Hundreds of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are already using this facial recognition technology, despite bans on the tech in cities like San Francisco.
  • The app uses over three billion images to find a match. These photos were sourced from social media sites and even apps like Venmo.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/techno ... ew-ai-app/

But:
Clearview AI Has Promised To Cancel All Relationships With Private Companies

Facing numerous lawsuits, the New York startup said it "is cancelling the accounts of every customer who was not either associated with law enforcement or some other federal, state, or local government department, office, or agency.”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ry ... -companies

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The countermeasure to that app I already have in place.

No smart phone, no social media.

Tough shit if there's already a mess of tagged pictures of you on ZuckerBook.
To the best of my knowledge there are no pics of me on the 'net. Maybe an old yearbook photo or sometihng.

In addition, I have the good fortune of having a semi-famous young actor with a very similar "real" name to I.
Image search for me, you will get him.

No one Googling me is likely to see the stupid shit I put on Usenet in 1987. :)
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Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice support for Black Lives Matter
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Amazon, Apple and Google's voice assistants offer words of solidarity when you say the phrase.

Tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google have pledged donations to racial justice in the wake of George Floyd's death, and are also using their voice assistants to spread awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. They also respond to "all lives matter," a phrase often associated with criticism of the BLM movement.

Saying "Black Lives Matter" to Amazon's Alexa prompts a firm response.

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YouTube's censor-bot is having trouble distinguishing between videos promoting disinformation and those debunking disinformation.

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I stumbled across this today, the website (a click bait thing) claims it is from 1953.
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A man predicts the invention of cellphones in 1953 🤯

As much as this looks like a prank, this article about the ubiquitous nature of the telephone is one hundred percent real. It’s fascinating. This article from the Tacoma News Tribune, from April 11, 1953, features and oddly prescient prediction about the future of cell phone technology.The writer, Mark R. Sullivan, notes that people will be surrounded by telephones wherever they go, unable to get away from them even if they don’t want to be around them. He writes:
Just what form the future telephone will take is, of course, pure speculation. Here is my prophecy:
In its final development, the telephone will be carried about by the individual, perhaps as we carry a watch today. It probably will require no dial or equivalent, and I think the users will be able to see each other, if they want, as they talk. Who knows but what it may actually translate from one language to another?
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Why this topic?
oh really?

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Skeeve wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:53 am
I stumbled across this today, the website (a click bait thing) claims it is from 1953.

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A man predicts the invention of cellphones in 1953 🤯

As much as this looks like a prank, this article about the ubiquitous nature of the telephone is one hundred percent real.
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100% real
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The prescient thing about it is the words "no escape".
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:mrgreen:

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World's religions embracing AI 'God robots capable of performing miracles'
Daily Star

Misleading headline and trashy tabloid, but some interesting video and probably a real story in there somewhere. :mrgreen:
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