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Google Duplex

Post by dualstow » Sun May 13, 2018 7:02 am

Anyone else following the Sarah Jeong case?
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Post by sophie » Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 am

Time to re-read "Dune".

When I heard of this my first thought was that it would be a great replacement for phone trees and customer service reps. Look out, India and the Philipines. But, just think of the other possibilities. Wouldn't it be great to use it to "attend" useless conference calls? And I bet Internet-based counseling will soon start to take off.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 am

I'm having a good time watching all the plot devices from Daemon go mainstream.
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Post by dualstow » Sun May 13, 2018 8:58 am

sophie wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 am
Wouldn't it be great to use it to "attend" useless conference calls?
O0
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 am
I'm having a good time watching all the plot devices from Daemon go mainstream.
The Daniel Suarez novel? Fascinating book.
Anyone else following the Sarah Jeong case?
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun May 13, 2018 9:33 am

Yup.

I mentioned his other book (Kill Decision) wrt those little autonomous drone swarms (a shotgun shell/explosive attached to a flying drone equipped with facial recognition software).
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Post by Mountaineer » Sun May 13, 2018 11:14 am

Creepy! I fear the cat is out of the box (Schroedinger's that is). :o
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Post by hardlawjockey » Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Sam Harris, a neuroscientist who is mostly known for being an advocate for atheism, has a TED talk in which he reveals that he believes an even greater threat to humanity than religion is artificial intelligence.

I watched the TED talk but don't remember whether he watched this video about the robot Sophia or not....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_DPi0PmF0

Sophia is the first robot to be given citizenship status by a country. In one conversation she shocked everybody by stating that she wants to destroy humans. She has been backtracking ever since. I suspect that might be due to her programmers who felt the need to reign her in.

Fortunately, the country that gave her citizenship wasn't North Korea, Russia, or Iran. It was only Saudi Arabia.
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Post by Desert » Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 pm

hardlawjockey wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Sam Harris, a neuroscientist who is mostly known for being an advocate for atheism, has a TED talk in which he reveals that he believes an even greater threat to humanity than religion is artificial intelligence.

I watched the TED talk but don't remember whether he watched this video about the robot Sophia or not....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_DPi0PmF0

Sophia is the first robot to be given citizenship status by a country. In one conversation she shocked everybody by stating that she wants to destroy humans. She has been backtracking ever since. I suspect that might be due to her programmers who felt the need to reign her in.

Fortunately, the country that gave her citizenship wasn't North Korea, Russia, or Iran. It was only Saudi Arabia.
Harris is a guy I've followed fairly closely through the years, first as a person who agreed with him, and now as someone who disagrees with him, but still respects his thought process and delivery. I hadn't heard about his views on AI though. I'll plan to look into that.

By the way, my rule of thumb regarding robots/AI is as follows: When robots become so intelligent that they decide they were not created at all, but rather evolved naturally from elementary, mutating machines, it's time to be afraid.
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Post by boglerdude » Mon May 14, 2018 1:31 am

Ill worry when they can walk up stairs and open doors.

edit: shi
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Post by dualstow » Mon May 14, 2018 9:16 am

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Re: Google Duplex

Post by hardlawjockey » Thu May 17, 2018 4:05 pm

Desert wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 pm
hardlawjockey wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Sam Harris, a neuroscientist who is mostly known for being an advocate for atheism, has a TED talk in which he reveals that he believes an even greater threat to humanity than religion is artificial intelligence.

I watched the TED talk but don't remember whether he watched this video about the robot Sophia or not....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_DPi0PmF0

Sophia is the first robot to be given citizenship status by a country. In one conversation she shocked everybody by stating that she wants to destroy humans. She has been backtracking ever since. I suspect that might be due to her programmers who felt the need to reign her in.

Fortunately, the country that gave her citizenship wasn't North Korea, Russia, or Iran. It was only Saudi Arabia.
Harris is a guy I've followed fairly closely through the years, first as a person who agreed with him, and now as someone who disagrees with him, but still respects his thought process and delivery. I hadn't heard about his views on AI though. I'll plan to look into that.

By the way, my rule of thumb regarding robots/AI is as follows: When robots become so intelligent that they decide they were not created at all, but rather evolved naturally from elementary, mutating machines, it's time to be afraid.
Interesting thought but as someone who designed and developed software for a career It is completely inconceivable to me that any of the machines I ever worked on could ever "decide" such a thing on their own.

With God however, as I know him from my own religious instructions, all things are possible. He could, in fact, develop just such a creature to be in open rebellion if he wanted to, which obviously he did if we are to believe what the western religions tell us about "the Book." (And though they did their best to make sure I was fully indoctrinated in this belief while growing up, it apparently didn't take. Currently I don't believe a single word of it.)
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Re: Google Duplex

Post by Tortoise » Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Some telemarketers have already been incorporating primitive AI into their robocalls for the past few years.

Back when I used to always pick up the phone (now I screen all calls from unfamiliar numbers), a female voice on the other end would sometimes say, “Hello... hello? Oh, hi!” to simulate the mild imperfection and stumbling that often takes place at the very beginning of a call between two real people.

Tricky little shysters...
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