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    ^ but it was not really a robot - just a glorified remote control car

    if they had had a predator in the area they could have just used a hellfire

    why isn't the public asking why they just did not use a hellfire from a drone ?

    maybe they were not sure he was a brown man

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    just a glorified remote control car
    $155,000 remote control car. I want one with a voice chip. "Hi there asshole go ahead, make my day,"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Robot blew up the Dallas shooter last week.

    Was that before or after he was arrested, charged, appeared in a court before his peers, evidence was laid out, a jury arriving at a decision and a judge proclaiming an appropriate sentence?

    Or are the robots judge, jury and executioner. Democracy and now justice abolished, way to go Ameristan. Lets hear the cheers from the supportive citizens of Ameristan.

    Ameristan! Ameristan! Ameristan! Ameristan! Death to the unbelievers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Robot blew up the Dallas shooter last week.

    Was that before or after he was arrested, charged, appeared in a court before his peers, evidence was laid out, a jury arriving at a decision and a judge proclaiming an appropriate sentence?
    So, he's suppose to kill more people and maim them, before he MIGHT be arrested and charged?

    Get outta here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Was that before or after he was arrested, charged, appeared in a court before his peers, evidence was laid out, a jury arriving at a decision and a judge proclaiming an appropriate sentence?
    You mean like they do it in your beloved China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrG
    You mean like they do it in your beloved China.
    My only knowledge of Chines law consists of four items.

    1. Apparently trying to bring a Chines companies profits out of China, to a parent UK company, is difficult
    2. They used tanks some years ago to kill terrorists, legally in a central Beijing square.
    3. They don't appear to have a TV show where the criminal is judged and sentanced by the studio audience.
    4. The Chines know how to write a legally binding agreement between a Chines company and a foreign company wishing to invest millions in China where the foreign company forgoes all rights to their IP. All for a couple of initial paltry contracts and the "possibility" of "potential" future contracts.

    One hopes the robots are not blamed, in the future, for the lack of oversight in deciding who and what to kill. It appears that the latest robot killing was "authorised" in 20 minutes from the time whim was expressed by a police office. So much for deep and deliberate thought prior to judgement/execution - all in accordance to some countries laws or alternately some countries presidential/dictators diktat.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...allas-shooter/


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    A hotly-contested decision by law enforcement to use a drone robot to blow up a U.S. citizen, who allegedly carried out the murders of five police officers in Dallas, just got exponentially more controversial - because, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the “whole idea was improvised in about 15 to 20 minutes.”Already igniting fury around the country for neglecting any semblance of due process, the use of the “Remotec model F-5” to deliver a pound of C-4 explosive to decimate suspected shooter Micah Xavier Johnson as he targeted police in a sniper-style attack, has been revealed by the police chief as a hastily-plotted … whim.
    Brown’s disturbing offhand comment came during a press conference in which the model of the “mechanical tactical drone”—clarified as the “Remotec Andros Mark V-A1″—was finally made public, in an apparent attempt to quell constitutional rights’ advocates ire over the unprecedented move by police.
    While Johnson’s cold-blooded attack on random police officers in one of the most progressive and reform-minded forces in the country landed an official black mark in the annals of American history, the—as many advocates warn—egregious violation of his human and constitutional rights as the first U.S. citizen blown up in this manner earned police, themselves, a similarly notorious mark."
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    It certainly looks like a cowboy doesn't it. Well, maybe not but it does the job. It's on Oz.

    Meet SwagBot: The Four-Wheeled Robot Cowboy
    ​A new cowboy in the old sense of the word.



    SwagBot is the world's first robot cowboy, built to roam the rugged Australian terrain.

    While it will be doing some cowboy work, make no mistake: SwagBot is less like John Wayne and maybe a little more like a hyper-competent herding dog. It can corral cows and pull trailers, doing the type of work seen in the early parts of Brokeback Mountain. It can go through swamps, up hills, and over rocks. It's not the first robot to hit the farms of the Australian outback, which are vast, remote and often difficult to access.

    Meet SwagBot: The Four-Wheeled Robot Cowboy

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    From The Atlantic.


    A World Without Work

    For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?


    A World Without Work - The Atlantic

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    ^I think currently there is something missing from the story.

    The "They lived happily ever after" bit.

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    Ahoy, Sailors! The robots are coming for you too!Automated ships.

    Ship Operators Explore Autonomous Sailing

    More automation will enable them to optimize use of cargo vessels, cut fuel consumption and labor costs

    Aug. 31, 2016

    “All hands on deck” may become a thing of the past.


    Ship designers, their operators and regulators are gearing up for a future in which cargo vessels sail the oceans with minimal or even no crew.
    Advances in automation and ample bandwidth even far offshore could herald the biggest change in shipping since diesel engines replaced steam.

    Ship operators believe more automation will enable them to optimize ship use, including cutting fuel consumption. “The benefit of automation is as an enabler of further efficiency across the 630 vessels we operate,” said Palle Laursen, head of Maersk Line Ship Management, a unit of cargo-ship giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S.


    British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC is leading the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications initiative involving other companies and universities. It foresees technologies long used to improve commercial airline operations migrating to ships. The group also is tapping know-how from those working on driverless cars to adapt for safe at-sea autonomous operations.

    Ship Operators Explore Autonomous Sailing - WSJ

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    These advances just keep happening and happening.

    These industrial robots teach each other new skills while we sleep
    It takes days to reprogram an industrial robot. With artificial intelligence, it could take only a few hours.


    BY APRIL GLASER @APRILASER OCT 14, 2016

    These industrial robots teach each other new skills while we sleep - Recode

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    One assumes the "new skills" are human positive and not how to kill a few extra every day!

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    Apt words from Stephen Hawking AI.


    Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence could be humanity's greatest disaster

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    The invention of artificial intelligence could be the biggest disaster in humanity’s history, Professor Stephen Hawking has said, warning that if they are not properly managed, thinking machines could spell the end for civilisation.

    “The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. We do not know which,” the British physicist said.

    Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence could be humanity's greatest disaster

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    Elon Musk chimes in:

    Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

    Catherine Clifford,CNBC Fri, Nov 4

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    Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have less work to do and ultimately will be sustained by payments from the government, predicts Elon Musk , the iconic Silicon Valley futurist who is the founder and CEO of SolarCity (SCTY), Tesla (TSLA), and SpaceX.

    According to Musk, there really won't be any other options.

    "There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation," says Musk to CNBC. "Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."

    In a country with universal basic income,
    each individual gets a regular check from the government. Switzerland considered instituting a universal basic income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2578) a month this summer. Voters ultimately rejected the plan , but it sparked a broad, global conversation.

    Also this summer, President Obama addressed the idea of a universal basic income in an interview with the Director of MIT's Media Lab, Joi Ito, and Scott Dadich, editor in chief of WIRED: "Whether a universal income is the right model — is it gonna be accepted by a broad base of people? — that's a debate that we'll be having over the next 10 or 20 years."

    While society is slowly mulling over the idea of a basic human income, technology is rapidly changing the global workforce.

    For example, in the future, semi-trailer trucks will be able to drive themselves. And though that won't become the status quo for a while, it will mean that there won't be a need for quite as many truck drivers, says Musk.

    Some drivers will transition to fleet operators, responsible for monitoring the status of a fleet of trucks, not any one individual truck. If a truck appears to be having issues, then the fleet operator would come in remotely and solve the problem.

    "Actually, it's probably a more interesting job than just driving one [truck]," says Musk.

    It's likely those truck drivers who no longer have a job might see the situation differently.

    But the optimistic Musk sees increased automation as an overall benefit to society, even an opportunity.

    "People will have time to do other things, more complex things, more interesting things," says Musk. "Certainly more leisure time."

    A long horizon of leisure time may sound good, but it can also be an intimating prospect. For many, having a job and someplace to be each day is grounding and gives purpose to life.

    Indeed, Musk himself is driven by his professional ambitions. He hasn't needed to work to pay his bills for well over a decade. In 2002, Musk sold PayPal , the online payments company he co-founded, to eBay in a deal that put $165 million in his pocket. Instead of kicking back, he has launched multiple companies and is trying to get to Mars.

    Even though Musk's ambition may be more outsized than most, many Americans would probably also want to continue doing some kind of work. Binge watching Netflix is only enjoyable for so long.

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/e...181956572.html

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    A quite interesting video about AI.



    Those not so interested in the topic just see 4:08 into the presentation.

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    More importantly what taxes will the robots pay and will it be enough to give the unemployed humans a "living wage"

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    Tax shall be paid by the corporations that profit from lower costs. Indirect taxation shall be collected in the form of GST/VAT.

    Your pocket money will be supplied by the Government.

    The highly valuable shall remain employed in the high end programming and AI skill sets

    The gap in wealth shall get wider, trying to occupy ones time may be a more pressing consideration.

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    Honey, can we get one of these?

    Robot Is a Roomba for Your Lawn

    Kobi will mow, plow, and rake leaves.
    by Michael Belfiore
    December 16, 2016

    Courtesy: Kobi Co.
    Innovators Andrew Ewen and Steven Waelbers

    Co-founders of Kobi Co., a year-old New York startup with five employees

    Form and function
    The Kobi robot uses interchangeable attachments to autonomously mow, remove leaves, and clear snow once it has, Roomba-like, learned its route.


    Setup
    With an accompanying smartphone app, an owner trains the 2-foot-tall Kobi by steering it over grass, walkways, or driveways. The robot weighs as much as 200 pounds, depending on battery capacity.

    Funding
    The company has raised about $750,000 from angel investors, the founders, and a grant from the Belgian government and is working to raise more.

    Origin
    Over beers in 2014, Ewen and Waelbers—then co-workers at the same bank—discussed a snow-clearing robot that Waelbers, a lifelong hobbyist, had been developing. The two men quit to start Kobi out of Ewen’s Long Island garage the next year






    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-for-your-lawn

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    The White House prepares the work force for what will be coming in the not-so-disant future.

    White House: Robots may take half of our jobs, and we should embrace it

    By Andrea Riquier
    Published: Dec 21, 2016

    A Kiva robot moves a rack of merchandise at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.
    Artificial intelligence is coming, and policymakers need to prepare the economy for it,
    the White House said in a report released Wednesday.

    The report, “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy,” suggests the U.S. should invest in and develop AI, because it has “many benefits,” education and train Americans for the jobs of the future, and aid workers in the transition and empower them to share in future growth.

    But the authors of the report acknowledge that there are countless unknowns, from what the effects could be, to how quickly they’ll arrive.

    “Researchers’ estimates on the scale of threatened jobs over the next decade or two range from 9% to 47%,” they write, but add that the economy has always proved to be resilient to take existing rates of change and shrinking of industry in stride.


    What’s more, robots can make economies more efficient. The authors cite a 2015 paper that found robots added an average 0.4% to GDP growth in 17 countries between 1993 and 2007.

    (“Productivity” can sound arbitrary and dry, but, as the authors write, greater productivity in the economy translates into better living standards.)

    Still, the people who will lose out to artificial intelligence are the most vulnerable: those with less education, in lower wage jobs, such as driving and house cleaning.

    White House: Robots may take half of our jobs, and we should embrace it - MarketWatch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    The White House prepares the work force for what will be coming in the not-so-disant future.

    White House: Robots may take half of our jobs, and we should embrace it

    By Andrea Riquier
    Published: Dec 21, 2016

    A Kiva robot moves a rack of merchandise at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.
    Artificial intelligence is coming, and policymakers need to prepare the economy for it,
    the White House said in a report released Wednesday.

    The report, “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy,” suggests the U.S. should invest in and develop AI, because it has “many benefits,” education and train Americans for the jobs of the future, and aid workers in the transition and empower them to share in future growth.

    But the authors of the report acknowledge that there are countless unknowns, from what the effects could be, to how quickly they’ll arrive.

    “Researchers’ estimates on the scale of threatened jobs over the next decade or two range from 9% to 47%,” they write, but add that the economy has always proved to be resilient to take existing rates of change and shrinking of industry in stride.


    What’s more, robots can make economies more efficient. The authors cite a 2015 paper that found robots added an average 0.4% to GDP growth in 17 countries between 1993 and 2007.

    (“Productivity” can sound arbitrary and dry, but, as the authors write, greater productivity in the economy translates into better living standards.)

    Still, the people who will lose out to artificial intelligence are the most vulnerable: those with less education, in lower wage jobs, such as driving and house cleaning.

    White House: Robots may take half of our jobs, and we should embrace it - MarketWatch
    David Autor: Why are there still so many jobs? | TED Talk | TED.com

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    https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-2017-t...-to-meet-them/

    Frubber skin? Better AI? Robo-butler/homeguard?

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    45,000 robots. That's quite a number.


    Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses
    Sam Shead


    Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses - Business Insider

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    You really are a bit slow on the uptake cp. You were replaced by a wooden spoon years ago.

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    Very interesting short interview with a Ford representative. Ford is investing $175 million into "autonomous cars" - self driving cars - and he says this decade will see these cars on the market.

    Ford is changing it's strategy as well b/c of this.

    Car sales: The party may be over - Jan. 3, 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    Ford representative
    He's Ford CEO not a sales rep you dummy.

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