Hello, Robotic Overlords: Intel's Making Tech That Learns And Adapts To Your Habits

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TrollBot5000

In all seriousness though (I was high yesterday) its just all speculation right now anyway. If you think about it don't you think we'd have enough brilliant minds that could fore see the possibility of our demise and put forth some preventative measures to ensure that AI doesn't get out of control. Or maybe the failsafe will fail and SKYNET will come online. What if they turn out to be friendly to us humans and want to help us rather than eradicate us. Who knows. It's all speculation. The singularity is upon us run for your lives!!!!

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LakeErieWater

As long as Agent Smith doesn't clone himself at an exponential rate, I think we'll be ok. Howver, if he does pull it off, it will just lead to inevitable bad times with cool special effects but pathetic plot lines and bad acting.

Other than that, we can start naming everyone John Conner as a backup contingency plan.

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TrollBot5000

You just crossed a line with a Matrix geek like myself referring to the Matrix trilogy as poorly acted with "pathetic" plot lines. Could you sound any more pretentious??

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LakeErieWater

I was just kidding sorry. I really liked the first movie, which was epic on its own, I just would have preferred they kept it to one is all I'm saying.

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TrollBot5000

Fair enough. Sorry about the pretentious remark. I liked all 3. Yes I have to agree the 1st was the best. The 2nd one had the best fight scenes and the 3rd had the balls out uber fight at the end but all three films were necessary. Now if they came out with Matrix 4 I probably would've been pissed. As far as the acting goes that was Keanu Reeves best performance even with all the "Woah...kung fu" jokes aside. Lawrence Fishburn was always good, Carry Anne Moss did a decent job then of course theres Hugo Weaving who is a higher caliber of actor than the rest of the cast. I will say it was unfortunate that the Oracle had to change actresses since the first lady died. Plot wise I think the story was taken where it needed to go with the conclusion that Neo had to die in the end to free the human race.

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krackins

the most appropriate sci-fi reference here would be from Agent Smith in the matrix,

"as soon as we started thinking for you it really became our civilization"

when we give up thinking for ourselves, the machines will have won.

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Shalbatana

okay article aside, content all well and good, we'll talk about that later....someone mentioned skynet.

No one remembers this, but Bungie's Marathon trilogy had computers gaining sentience long before terminator came out. In that case the computers went "rampant". Most were eventually shut down at this point, however one (the main one in the second and third story) was allowed to live past that point of chaos and it became self aware. Turned out the crazy part was only temporary. It was then less hell-bent on wiping out humanity.

Anyway, it didn't really matter in the end, as the self aware computer still saw humas as playthings and wasn't opposed to throwing them or you (the player character) into the heat of all but unwinnable alien battles.

No real point here, just a bit of game historical trivia.

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TrollBot5000

Bungie was formed in 1991. Terminator came out in 1984. so how exactly was Bungie first?

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skirge01

We don't need a computer to tell Skynet when to attack. We all know it's either:

A. During the finale of American Idol
B. During the premier of Jersey Shore

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TrollBot5000

after the machines have downloaded every live tv stream and every tv archive they will make the decision that our race is just too stupid to go on.

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Happy

Every read "Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut? It had a sentient robot who was one of a race of such robots, and the robot said that he came from a world where his race of robots was created by biological creatures (similar to humans we're led to believe) and his race of robots granted the creatures' wish by annihilating them (they were violent and self destructive so the robots gave them what they seemingly wanted and destroyed them for them, thus granting their wish).

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TrollBot5000

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only whose had thoughts time and time again about how its a probable inevitability that this technology will actually come to fruition. The singularity will happen it's just a matter of when.

JOHN
Well, why doesn't it become a bomb or something to
get me?

TERMINATOR
It can't form complex machines. Guns and
explosives have chemicals, moving parts. It
doesn't work that way. But it can form solid
metal shapes like knives and stabbing weapons.

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erima

just as Micheal said I'm dazzled that anyone can get paid $5387 in 1 month on the computer. did you look at this web site NuttyRich.com

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Bullwinkle J Moose

The wut now?

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alexw1234

Seems more like Irobot than anything. Hell yes, I want this technology! So what if it endangers the human race?, its worth it if my coffee pot brews itself and my computer automatically pulls up my news.

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Neufeldt2002

I'm torn by the idea of this. On one hand I think this is a really good idea, Rosy the Jetsons maid robot and so on. And on the other, after years of media suggesting that this is what will lead to the end of the human race I can see where this can go very wrong very quickly. Hmmmmm, I guess will just have to wait and see what they do with it.

Edit: Just think of what any government could try to do with this tech.

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Pruneface

They'll try to regulate it with a law that has nothing to do with the technology.... then deploy a tax for it, like an extra 50$ per chip. next thing ya know, intel's out of business becuz they'll set their prices too high....
thats the worst-case scenario

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Hawkzro

I'm sensing an iRobot V.I.K.I. vibe from this... and we all know what happens in that movie. xP lol

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xmichaelx

Will Smith clumsily tries to sell me Converse All-Stars?

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I Jedi

Am I the only one okay with this?

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Brad Chacos

Actually, depending on how it's handled -- I'm a privacy advocate of almost tin foil hat proportions -- I think machine learning could wind up being incredibly cool and incredibly useful.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Oh no,

There are plenty of people who would like plausible deniability

It's not my bot....

Maybe its "YOU'RE BOT" that killed you!

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TerribleToaster

Yes you are, Mr. communist-nazi radical centralist.

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Pruneface

Does it make sense that Intel's doing this and not AMD? I would actually not mind having habituary tech because i always forget my phone or wallet whenever i leave my house.

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Zoandar

Is it really the best plan, in order to counter your forgetfulness, to have something else make you able to completely stop trying to ever remember anything? I love technology too, but there seems to be an alarming tendency for society to just lay back and never actually think before they act. Pushing more technology to take our own thinking and decision making out of the loop of daily life seems like a bad idea to me. The time could come when we totally lack decision making skills in a life-endangering crisis. We are then ripe for takeover by some "lesser developed" outsider, such as these foreign terrorists we keep battling away from the gate. Conveniences are great. But don't let them do all your thinking for you.

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Valor958

I'd compare this more to Cylons than Skynet really. Oh well, so long as they supply me with a Hackers-era Jolie robot... I'll be happy.

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Sty

I for one welcome our robot overlords.

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Happy

It's not a joke. Think of all the horrific spying the government will use this for. Think of all the horribly effective weapons they will make from this. Imagine the Orwellian level of advertising and manipulation of the public that this will enable. Politicians and press secretaries and publicists are already good enough at dodging the truth and making horrible ideas sound extraordinarily palatable, imagine how much worse it will get when the ruthless efficiency of machines is brought in to take over for them?

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