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A Computer Program That is Pure Evil
gizmodo.com ^ | 10/27/08

Posted on 10/27/2008 2:46:48 PM PDT by paudio

A group of scientists is building the world’s most evil computer program. This isn't a B-movie setup: A team at Rensselaer Institute’s AI & Reasoning Lab is bringing personified evil to virtual life in the hope that they'll unlock the secrets of human morality. The researchers have given their creation a face and a name, and quiz it daily, using its answers to further blacken its hideous character.

(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: endtimes; evil; technology; thebeast
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What if the program is really evil that it tries to redistribute wealth without people realizing it?
1 posted on 10/27/2008 2:46:49 PM PDT by paudio
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To: paudio; ShadowAce

Lol, I love the Skynet comments at the link.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 2:48:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: paudio
It could run for president.

It's not like we have the right to challenge it and make it prove that it's human.

3 posted on 10/27/2008 2:50:27 PM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: paudio

This would say a lot about the designer’s mentalities. If given the resources what would you make?


4 posted on 10/27/2008 2:51:09 PM PDT by allmost
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To: paudio
and quiz it daily, using its answers to further blacken its hideous character.

Are they quizzing it on whether it is a Marxist? (Oops, they said blacken in a bad way... off the Alinsky camps for reeducation with the.)

5 posted on 10/27/2008 2:52:02 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: paudio

This would apppear to be the face they have given their program.

No comment ...

6 posted on 10/27/2008 2:52:07 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: paudio

So much easier to just read the Bible.


7 posted on 10/27/2008 2:53:42 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: paudio

Microsoft did this a good while back. It’s called Vista. Their Millennium Edition didn’t do the trick.


8 posted on 10/27/2008 2:53:52 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: paudio
in the hope that they'll unlock the secrets of human morality.

No secret, all they need do is open and read a Bible.

9 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: paudio

God, I thought this was another Windows thread...


10 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:11 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: paudio

11 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:16 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: ArrogantBustard

Steve Jobs!


12 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Concerning Larry Sinclair: It is strange when you can be thankful for having a pervert on your side.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think more accurately it reflects the character of Sid 6.7 from Virtuosity, also noted at the link. The philosophy behind Skynet was that it became self-aware and fought back against it “captors” with whatever means it had available. It’s an odd sense of “machine freedom.”


13 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:20 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: paudio

old news... he is called Obamamessiah.


14 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:21 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: paudio
It's been done:

Sid 6.7


15 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:51 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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Create a pure evil AI?

Good thinking, right up there with super-intellegent killer wasps, cyborg rottweilers, and cloned dinosaurs. Proof that scientist don't watch the many science fiction movies, and that its creators have never seen Virtuosity.

16 posted on 10/27/2008 2:54:55 PM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Why not just use one of these guy's photos...

17 posted on 10/27/2008 2:55:14 PM PDT by Jeff F
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Is it QuickBooks? It's QuickBooks, isn't. That program is pure evil.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

18 posted on 10/27/2008 2:55:22 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ArrogantBustard

looks like the fabled “Angry White Man”... bollocks.


19 posted on 10/27/2008 2:55:23 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: paudio
I guess I'm confused.

I thought this would be about any MS program after DOS 6.0

20 posted on 10/27/2008 2:55:46 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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