Following Robots - Our Future Masters Page 3

  • ScoutTech 9 Apr 2013 19:06:03 2,428 posts
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    Lets hope he doesn't team up with the rock throwing horse!!!
  • Lukus 9 Apr 2013 19:15:45 21,931 posts
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    mal wrote:
    So, those fuckers at Boston Dynamics who made the evil Big Dog, and apparently at least one of those syperfast Cheetah things have made their first forays into disguising their robots as people, with their presumably ironically named 'Petman'.

    Kill it. Kill it with fire!
    Fuck, give it a Michael Myers mask and that's officially the most terrifying thing ever.
  • Load_2.0 9 Apr 2013 19:38:03 29,322 posts
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    That is a mean stride!
  • pauleyc 9 Apr 2013 19:42:45 4,548 posts
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    How fitting, today I started reading "Robopocalypse" by Daniel H. Wilson.
  • localnotail 9 Apr 2013 19:55:05 23,072 posts
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  • mal 9 Apr 2013 20:02:38 29,326 posts
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    ScoutTech wrote:
    Lets hope he doesn't team up with the rock throwing horse!!!
    I'd forgotten that was them too.
  • Fake_Blood 4 Oct 2013 20:40:22 9,485 posts
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    Shit be getting scary.
  • oceanmotion 4 Oct 2013 20:46:36 17,358 posts
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    Yikes, so freaky.

    Imagine those running about patrolling the streets.

    Drones for eagle eye viewing directing a future pack of those. Doomed.
  • Deleted user 4 October 2013 20:51:10
    It's not just the big ones you have to worry about:



    Edited by Mr-Brett at 20:51:26 04-10-2013
  • Deleted user 4 October 2013 21:26:34
    Been very slightly involved in a very large project that involves robots everywhere. Fucking terrifying seeing them dash about like slightly more efficient immigrants.
  • Fake_Blood 9 Oct 2013 23:18:15 9,485 posts
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    The Atlas robot now walks without support cables.


    We're so fucked.
  • vijay_UK 10 Oct 2013 08:02:02 3,961 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    The Atlas robot now walks without support cables.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD6Okylclb8&hd=1

    We're so fucked.
    Send them to work on some off-world colony as labourers, what's the worst that can happen?
  • oceanmotion 14 Dec 2013 10:41:29 17,358 posts
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    http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/14/google-bought-boston-dynamics-its-over-for-humans/

    Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah

    The New York Times reports tonight that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, builder of terrifying robots DARPA-related projects like WildCat / Cheetah, Atlas, Petman and Big Dog. Andy Rubin brought the world Android, but now he directs robotics projects at Google and tweeted a link to the story, commenting that "The future is looking awesome!" While we're sure it does, if you're a silicon based life form, emotional reactions from us meatbags are ranging between slightly uneasy and completely freaking out that a company with robots that go anywhere is teaming up with a company that seems to know everything.
  • FWB 18 Apr 2014 21:52:52 55,904 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL6e3co4Qqc

    Very cool.
  • snowbored 18 Apr 2014 22:16:19 534 posts
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    Welcome to the future. Man, Machine, The future.
  • Trowel 8 Jun 2014 17:02:14 22,531 posts
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    Turing test, done.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/08/eugene-goostman-supercomputer-turing-test_n_5468393.html?
  • phAge 9 Jun 2014 00:29:13 25,487 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Turing test, done.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/08/eugene-goostman-supercomputer-turing-test_n_5468393.html?
    I saw that as well. Actually thought the Turing test was quite a bit more demanding than that. Impressive as it is, the programme in question isn't even remotely close to resembling anything that has the slightest bit to do with "real" artificial intelligence.

    Which may or may not be a good thing.
  • skuzzbag 9 Jun 2014 07:10:51 5,950 posts
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    Is there a link to the questions that were asked anywhere?
  • Dirtbox 9 Jun 2014 07:23:30 91,097 posts
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  • skuzzbag 9 Jun 2014 07:27:53 5,950 posts
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    What was the conversation then? As all I can find are reports and no details.
  • Trowel 9 Jun 2014 08:43:57 22,531 posts
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    Try him yourself:

    http://www.princetonai.com/

    (fixed link)

    Edited by Trowel at 08:56:12 09-06-2014
  • neilka 9 Jun 2014 09:52:19 22,534 posts
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    A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy
    I thought Nintendo said they weren't announcing any new hardware at E3?
  • glaeken 9 Jun 2014 10:06:26 12,026 posts
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    The commentators on Sky news this morning were very worried about this development. They thought it might pose a danger to children on-line.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2014 10:08:16
    The problem with all robots is that battery technology is not advancing at anything like the same rate :(

    Then again, perhaps we should be careful what we wish for :)
  • neilka 9 Jun 2014 14:50:25 22,534 posts
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    So has anyone actually tried it?

    Q: Which country are you in?
    A: I am? You better ask my pig Bill. Did I forget it or you really haven't told me about the place you are from?

    Q: What can you see out of your window?
    A: Frankly, I can do almost anything. But most of things I do in extremely lame way. In TV-ads, about goods that act in the same way, they say "It's universal"! Could you tell me about your job, by the way?
    ...THE FUTURE
  • shamblemonkee 9 Jun 2014 15:07:32 17,962 posts
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    it really is atrocious, i've seen better icq bots!
  • neilka 9 Jun 2014 15:09:05 22,534 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    It's really shit isn't it. Who the hell did it trick?
    None other than Kryten from Red Dwarf apparently.
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

    It's all a bit odd, as if they organised it, realised all the entries were shit but still decided to declare success anyway. A more cynical man might think that it's intended as some kind of viral marketing for the Turing film (The Imitation Game) out in November.
  • Fake_Blood 24 Feb 2016 03:41:21 9,485 posts
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    They still walk like they've just crapped their pants, and maybe a little drunk, but that guy with the hockey stick is first on the list.

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