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Human Rights For Robots.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tracertong, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. tracertong

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  2. jsmoke

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    Laughable. EU meh. Merkel meh.
     
  3. Malevolence

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    Won't be long before the Tumblrinas start to crawl from the woodwork claiming to 'identify as an electronic person'.
     
  4. FoxEye

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    Lunacy.

    Truly intelligent machines are as far away as they were in the 70s, when everybody was dreaming of sentient robots ;)

    Centuries away, at the very least.

    Unless you want to lower the threshold for "intelligence" to something you might find on TOWIE.
     
  5. Raymond Lin

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    It's a toaster.
     
  6. Mr Badger

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    But will they dream of electric sheep?
     
  7. paradigm

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    Do you want a toasted teacake?
     
  8. Malevolence

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  9. Longbow

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    Human rights aren't being given to robots. The report is about the rights of humans against robots, IE robots shouldn't hurt people, compromise data etc.
     
  10. robgmun

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    In the US feminsts are activinly trying to ban female robots for use for sex, i kid you not.
     
  11. randal

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    How about a bagel?
     
  12. G-MAN2004

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    I swear I read this article half a year ago.
     
  13. Glaucus

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    Itsfarfrom lunacy, its good to sort out the rules and regulations before we get to that point, not after.
    Also sensational bs heading.
     
  14. Destination

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    Indeed, the suggestion is more a case of make things right , rather than grant rights, basically if Skynet shows up and wreaks the place, they want legislation in place to sue her....
     
  15. Clarkson

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    Man built a quantum computer...can a quantum computer build a quantum computer?? :cool:
     
  16. Sliver

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    No because quantum computers don't have opposable thumbs. :p
     
  17. DONOHUE07

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    Haha I thought the thread was a joke!
     
  18. stewski

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    Whilst the AI winter has been long and cold, I think ignoring the impact of ever increasing (in size and connectedness) datasets is going a bit too far.

    IBM Watson's achievements on jeopardy was note worthy 2011.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_(computer)


    The potential passing of the "Turing" test in 2014
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

    Opinions are arguably pushing towards some acceleration towards key AI goals.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...-breakthrough-year-in-artificial-intelligence

    Don't get me wrong. historic predictions of AI advancements were probably laughable with hindsight and the semantic web hasn't really (yet) done for knowledge representation/linked open data, what the web did for linked open documents but it is probable that the AI winter has thawed IMHO.
     
  19. Jamauk

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    Not a fan of the toaster, but a Series III, or 4000 series mechanoid, just to shout at passers by "excuse me sir, you're a schmeee heeee!"

    I clicked on it thinking it would be a joke, I never for one moment imagined it was serious.
     
  20. Caged

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    Thinking about the impact of AI and having a consensus for how any issues are tackled, what a stupid waste of time.