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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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To: paudio
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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To: paudio
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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To: ArrogantBustard

How polically correct!


21 posted on 10/27/2008 2:55:48 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: paudio
"I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this program."
22 posted on 10/27/2008 2:56:53 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (A Jew voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: paudio
It could be the "Beast" that's mentioned in the book of "Revelations". Who knows.

RightWingIt.com

23 posted on 10/27/2008 2:57:03 PM PDT by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: abb

Having used both, I can say ME was a horrible and mercifully short-lived piece of garbage while Vista is actually their most technically sound and reliable implementation of Windows to date.

Do you get your opinions from Apple ads?


24 posted on 10/27/2008 2:57:39 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: Jeff F

Pure evil will be pretty and sweet.

Probably attractive, but no threateningly so.

Tell you what you want to hear.

That is true evil.


25 posted on 10/27/2008 2:57:49 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (A Jew voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
My God...Ben Rothelisberger is the Antichrist!


26 posted on 10/27/2008 2:58:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Must have been a Browns fan who designed this guy. Looks like Bill Cowher.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 2:59:01 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
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To: paudio
It already exists. It's called Oracle.
28 posted on 10/27/2008 2:59:30 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: paudio

Lemme guess, it is based on a Coleco Adam...


29 posted on 10/27/2008 2:59:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: abb

I’m using Vista 64 Enterprise and it is MS best desktop O/S to date.

It even runs with the horrendous Novell Client 32 for 64 bit.

You do need the correct hardware though. A dual core rocks with Vista.

ME was garbage, no one in the IT world that I know of bothered to implement it, went straight to Windows 2k from Windows 98 and NT 4.0.


30 posted on 10/27/2008 3:00:52 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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To: paudio

"Will it help me get sharks with lasers on their frickin' heads?"

31 posted on 10/27/2008 3:01:20 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin smash Hulk!)
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To: paudio

And just who is paying for THIS research?


32 posted on 10/27/2008 3:01:57 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Jeff F

Try these three ... any one of whom was a far "better" exemplar of evil than those three nitwitted thugs combined could ever hope to be.

33 posted on 10/27/2008 3:02:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: JRios1968

Would you settle for ill-tempered sea bass?


34 posted on 10/27/2008 3:02:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: flintsilver7
Do you get your opinions from Apple ads?

LOL! No, my post was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I had ME and indeed it was a train wreck. As far as Vista, I merely parrot what I hear from other computer users and what is often posted here.

I understand the updated versions are improved - I sure hope so.

But MS has a fatal marketing flaw by trying to dictate terms to the marketplace. That strategy can work for a time, but sooner or later the customer finds a way around it.

It is inevitable.

35 posted on 10/27/2008 3:04:27 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: dfwgator
Would you settle for ill-tempered sea bass?


"Did you catch a DELICIOUS bass?"

36 posted on 10/27/2008 3:04:48 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin smash Hulk!)
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To: Lx; flintsilver7; Smogger
Click here. Here is the theme song for this program
37 posted on 10/27/2008 3:05:55 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Pure evil will be pretty and sweet. Probably attractive, but no threateningly so. Tell you what you want to hear. That is true evil.

When did you get divorced?

38 posted on 10/27/2008 3:06:51 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: paudio
creation a face and a name...


39 posted on 10/27/2008 3:08:07 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: paudio

Great, another reason for me to stop making alumni donations.


40 posted on 10/27/2008 3:08:20 PM PDT by mhx
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To: ArrogantBustard

Oh come on, that’s the face of GI Joe...What they need is the face of James Carville !


41 posted on 10/27/2008 3:08:26 PM PDT by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET.)
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To: abb

I didn’t use Vista on my main computer for the first 18 months of its life, so I can’t really speak on the problems Vista initially saw (all operating systems have some initial problems). I do know that I haven’t had a single problem yet on my main computer, which is always nice.

I think MS has realized the error in their ways and are working to correct it. This is evidenced in the rather ironic Apple ad mocking Microsoft for spending so much on advertising.

Microsoft was placed in a tough spot because while most of the things being said about Vista were false, they were true of ME. People with experience didn’t have to stretch to believe it was possible. I remember using ME and it would crash overnight. As far as I know, the “System Idle Process” was unstable.


42 posted on 10/27/2008 3:11:18 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: Dick Vomer

Ah, a themesong... now I wish I had speakers here at school.


43 posted on 10/27/2008 3:11:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: paudio
AHA!!!!!!!!!

So b. clintoon was actually a computer program....and a beta test to boot!

Wonder if Monica knew??

44 posted on 10/27/2008 3:13:41 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.")
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To: paudio

SKYNET!!!

Watch out folks, the computers will take over....


45 posted on 10/27/2008 3:14:22 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: paudio
It's about damn time.

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KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!
46 posted on 10/27/2008 3:17:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: flintsilver7

I’m far from a computer geek and I couldn’t write a line of code if my life depended on it. But I’m told all MS stuff is so bloated that they’ll never get the programs out from under in our lifetimes.

In industry, I’ve seen manufacturing systems designed with such a degree of complexity and redundancy that they can do nothing well.

I’ve designed enough stuff in my life to know simplicity is ALWAYS the best design criterion.

And simple don’t describe MS stuff. Sooner or later someone will come along with simple, clean programs that do the same things their stuff does.


47 posted on 10/27/2008 3:22:15 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: Petronski

Been happily married 20 years now.

And my wife is “hot” in a threatening sort of way. Teaches aerobics, kick-boxes.


48 posted on 10/27/2008 3:26:10 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (A Jew voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Don’t mind me then, I thought maybe you were waxing autobiographical.


49 posted on 10/27/2008 3:28:04 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Dick Vomer

That’s actually my second favorite song by them (behind “Business Time”).


50 posted on 10/27/2008 3:29:14 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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