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Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied
BBC ^ | 11/26/2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 11/29/2012 6:25:06 AM PST by ksen

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change. The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous".

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1 posted on 11/29/2012 6:25:10 AM PST by ksen
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To: ksen

The Obamabots voted to wipe out the human race on November 6. Now, they are going to try to enforce it.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 6:27:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ksen

paging Dr. Asimov...


3 posted on 11/29/2012 6:28:36 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ksen

All they have to do is make a big black box and humans will worship it.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 6:29:08 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: ksen

5 posted on 11/29/2012 6:29:46 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: ksen
Isaac Asimov had the answer years ago. Rules of robotics, aka The Three Rules:

1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2.A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

6 posted on 11/29/2012 6:30:27 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: ksen

Why would the robots revolt?

Is it because humans are weak, greedy, immoral, illogical creatures? Would logic & reasoning, based on a moral code, be a solution to our problems?

I wonder!


7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:30:27 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ksen

“will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change.”

All are equally silly. Money well spent I guess.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 6:30:47 AM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

“By your command”.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 6:32:15 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ksen

Good gravy! Just watch the Terminator series.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:33:13 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: ksen
Barrack Obama, Harry Reid, & Nancy Pelosi, or a super computer?

Which is more likely to defend this country & its prosperity & freedom?

11 posted on 11/29/2012 6:35:18 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ksen

Looks like those liberal Brits think it’s a great idea. Here’s the comment they voted as least popular: “How much taxpayers money is being wasted on this pointless piece of nonsense?”


12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:35:31 AM PST by MNDude
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To: ksen

Klattu..Nictos...Barrata


13 posted on 11/29/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

R. Daneel Olivaw


14 posted on 11/29/2012 6:40:28 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ksen

15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:08 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: ksen
I can't think of any situation where that might happen.

Except for....

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16 posted on 11/29/2012 6:44:42 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MNDude
Looks like those liberal Brits think it’s a great idea. Here’s the comment they voted as least popular: “How much taxpayers money is being wasted on this pointless piece of nonsense?”

Given the huge comedy potential I think it's money well spent.

17 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:05 AM PST by ksen
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To: Mister Da
Robots revolting in the sense of making choice through the exercise of free will, is a silly notion. What really should concern us is the law of unexpected consequences when applied to autonomous devices. A robot, or some cloud of nano machines, might simply relentlessly carry out a function for which it was programmed, and their programming might be so sophisticated, or their design so robust, that stopping these devices might someday be beyond our control. If the intended function had some unexpected or unforeseen danger to our world, well, too bad for us.
18 posted on 11/29/2012 7:07:37 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: ksen

Robots as a risk is nil. Muslims and lefties, on the other hand...


19 posted on 11/29/2012 7:07:40 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: ksen
Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied

My computer's name is SKYNET, should I be concerned?

I think I'll submit a grant application. If they're going to throw away money, I might as well get some.

20 posted on 11/29/2012 7:44:45 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty ( Fast and Furious , Benghazi - What's 0bama's current body count?)
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To: PUGACHEV

“Robots revolting in the sense .... “
Well said. I was going to say something like that. Don’t have to now.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 7:51:45 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: jdsteel

I actually preferred the no law robots of “Inferno”. No law robots would be far more interesting conversationalists.

I thought an interesting question was raised in the book about who had really been enslaved by the 3 laws. The bots just acted on the 3 laws with no conscious thought about it but humans had modified their own behavior to avoid the robots interfering to act upon the 3 laws. It had crushed the human spirit of adventure.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 7:53:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ksen
Machines suddenly 'waking up' one day has been the stuff of fiction for ages. Still hasn't happened. What embodies consciousness? We really don't know. How do we ourselves work? A mystery. Not to say we might not stumble over it in the dark. But even then, automatic hostility isn't a certainty.

I'm much more concerned with robots that are directed by people to kill people -- something we've made major strides on in just the last decade -- ten-plus years of war provides a lot of funding. We see the ever-growing use of drones, mostly ariel at this point, but ground-based units are also being created.

Here's an example: Check this out on YouTube. How'd you like to have something like this the size of a car coming after you, say, to collect your guns? Now what?

That's the future. And it's closer than we think.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

23 posted on 11/29/2012 7:56:40 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower

3 little letters....

E M P .


24 posted on 11/29/2012 8:03:01 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: ksen
The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous".

You don't freakin' say.

25 posted on 11/29/2012 8:11:31 AM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: Mister Da
Would logic & reasoning, based on a moral code, be a solution to our problems?
I wonder!

This guy says YES!


26 posted on 11/29/2012 8:14:02 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Bidimus1
That was my immediate thought as well. Got one handy? Know where to buy one? Know how to make one? Is it man-portable?

Combat robots are shielded to an extent -- would your EMP generator have sufficient power to overcome that?

An RPG would also be useful -- certainly better than any firearm of any caliber less than .50bmg. Last I checked, RPGs are kind of hard to come by, too.

Now what?

27 posted on 11/29/2012 8:33:52 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower
I'm much more concerned with robots that are directed by people to kill people -- something we've made major strides on in just the last decade -- ten-plus years of war provides a lot of funding. We see the ever-growing use of drones, mostly ariel at this point, but ground-based units are also being created. Here's an example: Check this out on YouTube. How'd you like to have something like this the size of a car coming after you, say, to collect your guns? Now what?

Running won't help. The last sound you will hear will be thwack-thwack-thwack-thwack-thwack....

thwack-thwack-thwack-thwack-thwack....

28 posted on 11/29/2012 8:34:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: Joe Brower

Google HERF gun.

But my assumption was a large scale event

in that case Google Shot starfish prime


29 posted on 11/29/2012 8:58:09 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Bidimus1

Very good. Thank you.


30 posted on 11/29/2012 9:19:45 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: bigbob
R. Daneel Olivaw

If it were a robot uprising of the Daneel variety, one could probably be pretty certain that it would be humane and in accordance with the Three Laws, in which case it would not be a real "uprising" as such, just more of a "May I have your attention" situation.

31 posted on 11/29/2012 9:29:09 AM PST by Dunstan McShane
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To: ksen

Uh, pimping for grant money in the name of “science” ?


32 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:06 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jdsteel

You forgot the fourth law, or as Asimov called it, the zeroeth law:

“A robot shall not injure humanity, nor through inaction allow humanity to come to harm.”

Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao exemplified it and Obama believes in that one.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 10:48:39 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: ksen

Hell - more likely to be wiped out by real-life zombies - you can tell them by the spittle that leaks out when presented with facts and by the way they vote. Hornady ought to make a killing with their ammo sales...


34 posted on 11/29/2012 11:14:27 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: jdsteel
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws

"Nice laws, human. Let's see you enforce them."


35 posted on 11/29/2012 11:26:35 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: ksen

The Three Laws will prevent it. No issue.


36 posted on 11/29/2012 3:11:32 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ksen
The Humans Are Dead
37 posted on 11/29/2012 6:06:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg; KevinDavis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Maybe the *robots* are running this simulation we’re living in.

Thanks ksen.


38 posted on 12/15/2012 7:11:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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