The rise of the machine

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The rise of the machine

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:17 pm

When robots do all the work, how will people live?

George Osborne is expected to announce in his budget next week that driverless lorries will be tested on UK roads. By doing so he will herald the arrival of a new era of automation that will have a dramatic effect on the job prospects of many millions of British workers.

The Bank of America recently claimed that automated systems will be doing nearly half of all manufacturing jobs within a generation – saving an astonishing $9tn in labour costs. The effects of this technological shift will be as profound and far-reaching as those of the first industrial revolution...

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AI already manages the world's financial markets, most traffic systems, complex distribution and logistics, aa well as offering some wet-dream capabilities to the military.

AI + robots =...



...?
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I want to still be a wage slave! :lay:
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Post by JimC » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:42 pm

Good luck in managing a class of rambunctious 15 year old boys while still teaching them how to solve quadratic equations, Mr Robot!

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Post by Tero » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:18 pm

Socialism! Claim all the robots for the state, for the good of PEOPLE.
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Re: The rise of the machine

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:35 pm

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates Warn About Artificial Intelligence

ome of the most popular sci-fi movies—2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, The Matrix, Transcendence, Ex Machina, and many others—have been based on the notion that artificial intelligence will evolve to a point at which humanity will not be able to control its own creations, leading to the demise of our entire civilization. This fear of rapid technology growth and our increasing dependence on it is certainly warranted, given the capabilities of current machines built for military purposes.

Already, technology has had a significant impact on warfare since the Iraq war began in 2001. Unmanned drones provide sustained surveillance and swift attacks on targets, and small robots are used to disarm improvised explosive devices. The military is currently funding research to produce more autonomous and self-aware robots to diminish the need for human soldiers to risk their lives. Founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raiber, released a video showing a terrifying six-foot tall, 320-lb. humanoid robot named Atlas, running freely in the woods. The company, which was bought by Google in 2013 and receives grant money from the Department of Defense, is working on developing an even more agile version.

Some of the most popular sci-fi movies—2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, The Matrix, Transcendence, Ex Machina, and many others—have been based on the notion that artificial intelligence will evolve to a point at which humanity will not be able to control its own creations, leading to the demise of our entire civilization. This fear of rapid technology growth and our increasing dependence on it is certainly warranted, given the capabilities of current machines built for military purposes.

Already, technology has had a significant impact on warfare since the Iraq war began in 2001. Unmanned drones provide sustained surveillance and swift attacks on targets, and small robots are used to disarm improvised explosive devices. The military is currently funding research to produce more autonomous and self-aware robots to diminish the need for human soldiers to risk their lives. Founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raiber, released a video showing a terrifying six-foot tall, 320-lb. humanoid robot named Atlas, running freely in the woods. The company, which was bought by Google in 2013 and receives grant money from the Department of Defense, is working on developing an even more agile version.


The inherent dangers of such powerful technology have inspired several leaders in the scientific community to voice concerns about Artificial Intelligence.

“Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history,” wrote Stephen Hawking in an op-ed, which appeared in The Independent in 2014. “Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. In the near term, world militaries are considering autonomous-weapon systems that can choose and eliminate targets.” Professor Hawking added in a 2014 interview with BBC, “humans, limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded by A.I.”

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I for one welcome our new Silicon-based overlords.
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Post by Blind groper » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:44 am

JimC wrote:Good luck in managing a class of rambunctious 15 year old boys while still teaching them how to solve quadratic equations, Mr Robot!

I think my job is safe until I retire. Apres moi, le deluge...
You only THINK it is safe.
The new overlords will produce teaching robots by the billion. Each stroppy teenage boy will have four robots. One to teach. One on each side to force him back into his chair. One with a squirter with icy water to cool the erection that each such boy has every two minutes.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri May 20, 2016 12:14 pm

Robo-bee!
Scientists have designed flying, insect-sized robots that can perch and launch from ceilings.

The robots use something called electrostatic adhesion, the same process by which statically-charged balloons stick to walls.

Perching allows the robots to conserve energy.

The findings, reported in the journal Science, contribute to a decade-long Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory project called "RoboBee".

The robots in this study are programmed drones, each around the size of a 10 pence coin.

Dr Mirko Kovac, director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory of Imperial College, London, who was not involved in this study, told BBC News that similar robots were currently being trialled in environmental monitoring and disaster-relief efforts.

Equipped with sensors, swarms of these small, relatively cheap robots, Dr Kovac explained, could alert first responders to the most intense areas of forest fires or other natural disasters.
Energy-saving perch

Moritz Graule, a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lead researcher on the project said: "Hovering microrobots run out of energy really quickly." Perching, he said, provides a solution to that problem.

But mechanical perching tools, like birds' claws, are too cumbersome for such small robots. Detaching easily from a surface was another challenge; if perching was the only goal, Mr Graule said, "we could have put a little glue on top of the robot".

To solve these problems, the researchers designed a small, flat "landing patch" with an electrostatic charge that can be switched on and off.

When switched on, the patch acquires a negative charge that makes it stick to nearby, more positively charged surfaces.

(more + video) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36313958
There's quite a buzz about this.
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Post by cronus » Fri May 20, 2016 3:46 pm

Most humans will die out and the 1% will inherit the world and be pleasured and maintained by a vast robot army. Before the end there will be a war between the masses and the robots on behalf of the 1%, a war whose soul purpose is to wipe the redundant 99% out. :coffee:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri May 20, 2016 4:06 pm

...and the 1% will remain only to produce offspring as an exquisite delicacy for the larval young of the 1% of our true lizard overlords.
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Post by cronus » Fri May 20, 2016 6:38 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:...and the 1% will remain only to produce offspring as an exquisite delicacy for the larval young of the 1% of our true lizard overlords.
Grey Goo....needs factoring in as well. :read:
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Post by JimC » Fri May 20, 2016 11:45 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Robo-bee!
Scientists have designed flying, insect-sized robots that can perch and launch from ceilings.

The robots use something called electrostatic adhesion, the same process by which statically-charged balloons stick to walls.

Perching allows the robots to conserve energy.

The findings, reported in the journal Science, contribute to a decade-long Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory project called "RoboBee".

The robots in this study are programmed drones, each around the size of a 10 pence coin.

Dr Mirko Kovac, director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory of Imperial College, London, who was not involved in this study, told BBC News that similar robots were currently being trialled in environmental monitoring and disaster-relief efforts.

Equipped with sensors, swarms of these small, relatively cheap robots, Dr Kovac explained, could alert first responders to the most intense areas of forest fires or other natural disasters.
Energy-saving perch

Moritz Graule, a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lead researcher on the project said: "Hovering microrobots run out of energy really quickly." Perching, he said, provides a solution to that problem.

But mechanical perching tools, like birds' claws, are too cumbersome for such small robots. Detaching easily from a surface was another challenge; if perching was the only goal, Mr Graule said, "we could have put a little glue on top of the robot".

To solve these problems, the researchers designed a small, flat "landing patch" with an electrostatic charge that can be switched on and off.

When switched on, the patch acquires a negative charge that makes it stick to nearby, more positively charged surfaces.

(more + video) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36313958
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat May 21, 2016 12:06 am

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