I haven’t been doing a good job on keeping up with disastrous robot or artificial intelligence news.
Facebook was trying to create a chatbox with two programs started talking using English but not comprehensive English. Things out of hand and not before too long, shut it all down. Other articles are being written that Facebook really shut down the program as it wasn’t doing what it was supposed to do. I’m just happy that it got shutdown as we don’t need to be experimenting with artificial intelligence.
I still can’t find that article regarding the robot scorpion that cut a Carnegie Mellon University student.
So Canada tried to make a peaceful hitch hiking robot and Philadelphia let them know how they felt about that!
Apparently the robot had no problems in Canada and Germany, so America is taking some bad press for being the unsafe country. But like I always say, a destroyed robot is a good start.
Plus, hitchhiking, don’t do it! As a father, I can’t risk being killed and as a husband, I also can’t risk losing my van to a hitchhiker.
Another thing that bugs the heck out of me, is when hitchhikers plant their feet and just put out their thumbs. Like, I would be far more willing to pick them up, if they were also continuing to head in the direction they want to go in.
One time, I had to pick up some food (or something) and in that 30 minutes, the guy didn’t move, at all, from the corner. There was also a time, when a couple had parked themselves at another street corner, for three days or so – and just kept wanting rides, money or supplies. I imagine, come day two, no one helped them, as that’s pretty lazy.
Since I’m all about making sure people know the real hazards of allowing robots to exist, I’m going to start tracking all of the robot stories.
I recall there was a story from a few years ago, at Carnegie Mellon University (the worst school, ever!) where some guy made like a scorpion shaped robot, and the pincer cut a second person and that was when first blood was drawn! But I haven’t been able to find that story. CMU (the leading university in robotics) has been smart enough to build robots that actually are suppose to draw blood, so the original story has been pushed off of the first twenty pages of Google. Well played, CMU, well played.
Anyone recall that original story? I was still in Arizona, so it had to be prior to 2009.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the 22 year old man’s family.