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10-01-2018, 21:01   #31
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The companion robots of science fiction went on sale in US December 2017. What's next? Will Smith's i-robots? Or a bit later, a Alicia Vikander Ex Machina?




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11-01-2018, 19:52   #32
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Was Ex Machina a "killer robot?"
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Was Ex Machina a "killer robot?"
See the film.
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See the film.
Or better still , watch Klaus Kinski do his thing in the low budget Android (1983)

I tried to watch Ex Machina and after a while just had to stick it on fast forward









The problem with robots is people.
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Black Mirror Season 4 Episode 5 - Metalhead

Most realistic depiction of killer robots to date?
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18-01-2018, 03:11   #36
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Black Mirror Season 4 Episode 5 - Metalhead

Most realistic depiction of killer robots to date?
Spoiler alert: Link to above.
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I'm not really too worried about robots until there's something independant to run them without human help.

So much sci-fi gives the impression that we'll accidentally make robots that will just spontaneously become smart and hate us as a consequence. Not only do they become sentient but they become human sentient, as if that's the only state of consciousness that matters, or can exist.

I don't really see an automated system just deciding to run amok. When our tech fails it doesn't fail in a coordinated way, it just stops working. At worst the AI will just make the same mistakes as people, like incorrectly identifying targets, it would probably just do it less than people. It won't get afraid that a child might have a bomb, it will just register a non combatant and leave it at that.

Bottom line is machines are far from self sufficient. They need people in so many ways that any attempt to turn against the will of people will fail pretty rapidly.
When technology starts malfunctioning it doesn't just stop working though. A small error, either on its part or by human interference can cause it to continue doing what its programmed to do, til the end of its program with sometimes unexpected outcomes.

Face recognition software has been tricked by printouts of faces. What if a drone is given an order to kill a dissident who is also running for election in a country that has posters with his face up all over the place and the drone strafes whole apartment buildings?
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When technology starts malfunctioning it doesn't just stop working though. A small error, either on its part or by human interference can cause it to continue doing what its programmed to do, til the end of its program with sometimes unexpected outcomes.

Face recognition software has been tricked by printouts of faces. What if a drone is given an order to kill a dissident who is also running for election in a country that has posters with his face up all over the place and the drone strafes whole apartment buildings?
It should be precise enough to just destroy the posters.
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Or better still , watch Klaus Kinski do his thing in the low budget Android (1983)
Or Ash in Alien (1979); or Bishop in Aliens (1986) and Alien 3 (1992)?
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/ Lifesaving robots.

(Whilst not true AI), a small drone has saved two swimmers down in Aussieland.
From launch to accurate device drop in about 70secs.

"Never before has a drone, fitted with a flotation device been used to rescue swimmers like this."
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From launch to accurate device drop in about 70secs[
200 years ago they'd have used a Manby mortar or a rocket ( or later on a cannon ) to deliver the line.
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Hospital delivery robot rolls out in Japan.

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Above definitely fulfills the Killer Robots subject.
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As does this flying one.

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