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  • What New 'Terminator' Image Gets Right About the Franchise

    08/04/2018 11:39:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | AUGUST 01, 2018 | Graeme McMillan
    It's not just about what's in the image, but what isn't. Although the first image from next year’s Terminator revival reveals nothing new about the plot of the movie, it does suggest that the franchise might have rediscovered its heart after far too many years in the wilderness. How did it manage that? Well, just look at what’s in the image — or, really, what isn’t. The image, tweeted from the official Terminator account this morning, shows (left to right) Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and the returning Linda Hamilton looking ready for battle as they approach the viewer, battered and...
  • Trump's shot heard round the civil-service world

    02/04/2018 8:49:49 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/3/2018 | Greg Corombos
    Pencil pushers. Desk jockeys. There are a lot of names for the bureaucrats who fill the offices of the federal government. President Trump says they, and their work, need to be examined more closely. He fired a major shot in the effort to enact civil service reform during his State of the Union address, creating what one leading workforce expert hopes will be an effort to root out the “intransigence and incompetence” from the federal workforce. In his speech, Trump hailed the passage of legislation in 2017 that gave more authority for Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin to fire...
  • A Compilation of Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge

    11/12/2017 12:19:35 PM PST · by SES1066 · 10 replies
    DARPA Robotics Challenge ^ | 6/6/2015 | DARPA - 2015
    Look, it is Terminator's GG...Grandad - kind of like the naked baby pictures of humans. Yes, it was 2015 but they ain't getting all that much better yet.
  • Russian MoD Decides to Buy 'Terminator' Combat Vehicles – Here's Why

    09/02/2017 5:44:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.08.2017
    © Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresenskiy With the Russian Defense Ministry having already announced its decision to purchase the first batch of the BMPT, an advanced tank support combat vehicle, Sputnik looks into why they like this vehicle so much. Currently, there are two versions of the vehicle based on the T-72 battle tank chassis — "the Terminator 1" and "the Terminator 2." They're both earmarked for export and haven't been purchased by the Russian Defense Ministry. The BMPT-72 is fitted with a state-of-the-art guided weapons system and is capable of destroying enemy infantry vehicles, tanks and other armored objects, as well...
  • James Cameron Calls ‘Wonder Woman’ a ‘Step Backwards’ for Female Protagonists

    08/25/2017 7:50:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 24, 2017 | Matt Fernandez
    “Wonder Woman” may have received overwhelmingly positives notices, was a box office behemoth, and is even getting an Oscar push from Warner Bros., but it has one high-profile critic. In an interview with the Guardian, James Cameron took on a different tone, taking aim at the way the iconic superhero, played by Gal Gadot, was portrayed. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided,” he told the outlet in an interview to promote the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” re-release. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!”...
  • Police: Dallas Shooting Suspect Micah Johnson “Wanted To Kill White People” (Freeper question)

    07/08/2016 9:30:19 AM PDT · by Celerity · 104 replies
    However, Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed the death of one gunman, later identified by CBS News as of 25-year old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, the suspect that police cornered in a parking garage at El Centro College in the downtown area immediately following the shooting. According to Brown, police cornered Micah Johnson and negotiated with him for several hours. When talks broke down – they exchanged gunfire with the man. At that point, police sent in a remote vehicle and detonated a bomb – ultimately killing him. “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot...
  • Meet Your New Co-worker: The Robot

    05/27/2016 3:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tina Trinh
    At the RoboUniverse expo in New York City, robots of all shapes and sizes were being put to work. Companies showed off automated machines designed to perform tasks that many humans would consider less than desirable. “There are certain tasks in our society… that will stay on and not be attractive for humans to do. And we cannot get rid of them if we want to live our lives in the usual fashion,” said Preben Hjørnet, founder and CEO of robotics startup Blue Workforce. “Robots have no conscience, no self-awareness, so they’ll never be social,” Hjørnet added, “But they don’t...
  • Hyundai unveils wearable robot

    05/15/2016 8:22:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled a wearable robot that can be applied in many areas including military and production lines, the company announced on Friday. "This wearable robot that we are developing for commercial purposes will be used in diverse areas," a company official said. ... The wearable robot under development is known to help the controller by enhancing overall physical strength, making it possible to lift an object weighing over 60 kg and assist him or her walk and go up stairs. It can be used in assisting people with disabilities and the elderly to...
  • Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

    05/05/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 8:40 PM EDT | Lauren Neergaard
    Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s hands from certain tasks that a machine might perform all by itself. No, doctors wouldn’t leave the bedside — they’re supposed to supervise, plus they’d handle the rest of the surgery. Nor is the device ready for operating rooms. But in small tests using pigs, the robotic arm...
  • Robot Waiters Fired for Incompetence in China

    04/17/2016 8:02:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Inverse ^ | April 6, 2016 | Adam Toobin
    Robot Waiters Fired for Incompetence in China Customers liked them, but they couldn't carry soup. Adam Toobin April 6, 2016 The world may not be ready for restaurant robots — yet. At least two restaurants in Guangzhou, China have fired their teams of artificially intelligent robot waiters after discovering the machines were unable to keep up with their human staff. “The robots weren’t able to carry soup or other food steady and they would frequently break down. The boss has decided never to use them again,” an employee at one of the restaurants told the Worker’s Daily. The humanoid bots...
  • Meet Jia Jia the 'robot goddess' (truncated)

    04/16/2016 7:07:16 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/16/2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    It took the team three years to complete the robot, which can speak, show micro-expressions, move its lips and body, yet seems to hold its head in a submissive manner. The humanoid is programmed to recognize human/machine interaction, has autonomous position and navigation and offers services based on cloud technology. This humanoid has natural eye movement, speech that is in sync with its lip movement and refers to its male creators as 'lords'.
  • China’s Robot Army Set to Surge

    04/09/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4/8 | Steve Johnson
    China’s uptake of industrial robots is set to rise rapidly in the coming years as higher labour costs and the heightened aspirations of workers push manufacturers to embrace automation. The development may add to fears that workers in poorer countries are most in danger of being displaced by automation, with analysis by Citi and the Oxford Martin School, a research and policy unit of the UK university, published earlier this year suggesting that more than 75 per cent of jobs in China are at a “high risk” of computerisation. Mirae Asset Management, an Asia-focused house with $75bn of assets, predicts...
  • Mass Robot Firings in China Because of Incompetence

    04/09/2016 5:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | APRIL 08, 2016 | Cara Giaimo
    "The robots weren't able to carry soup," one of their former colleagues said.After piloting early AI server programs, three Guangzhou restaurants have engaged in mass robot firings, Shanghaiist reports. Two of the formerly robot-employing restaurants have closed down entirely, and the remaining one has fired all but one of their nonhuman staff members. "The boss has decided never to use them again," a human waiter said of his former colleagues. Said boss and his compatriots originally hired the droids to save money—after an up-front investment, robot workers are much less expensive than humans, because you don't actually have to pay...
  • Google owned Schaft unveils new bipedal robot

    04/08/2016 9:49:45 AM PDT · by Reeses · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 7, 2016 | Google
    Google owned Schaft unveils new bipedal robot at NEST2016 in Tokyo.
  • The killer robot threat: Pentagon examining how enemy nations could empower machines

    03/30/2016 8:47:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30th, 2016 | By Dan Lamothe
    The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian official said Wednesday that the Defense Department is concerned that adversary nations could empower advanced weapons systems to act on their own, noting that while the United States will not give them the authority to kill autonomously, other countries might. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work said the Pentagon hasn’t “fully figured out” the issue of autonomous machines, but continues to examine it. The U.S. military has built a force that relies heavily on the decision-making skills of its troops, but “authoritarian regimes” may find weapons that can act independently more attractive because doing so...
  • Microsoft’s artificial intelligence Twitter robot tweets support for Hitler, genocide of Mexicans

    03/25/2016 4:42:44 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Maria Stainer
    Twitter trolls made a dummy out of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence chat robot, which learns through public interaction, by turning it into a pro-Nazi racist within a day of its launch. Tay, the artificial intelligence (AI) robot, had a bug in which it would at first repeat racist comments, then it began to incorporate the language in its own tweets. ...The robot, made to sound like a teenage girl, targeted 18- to 24-year-olds, “the dominant users of mobile social chat services” in the United States, the page says.... Soon after, Tay was tweeting, “Hitler was right I hate the jews” and...
  • How Microsoft’s friendly robot turned into a racist jerk in less than 24 hours

    03/25/2016 3:08:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 23, 2016 | By SHANE DINGMAN - TECHNOLOGY REPORTER
    What happens when one of the world’s biggest software companies lets an artificially intelligent chatbot learn from people on Twitter? Exactly what you think will happen. Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams launched a project on Wednesday with Twitter, Canada’s Kik messenger and GroupMe: a chatbot called Tay that was built using natural language processing so that it could appear to understand the context and content of a conversation with a user. Targeting the 18-to-24-age demographic, its aims were simple: “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful...
  • How Microsoft’s Friendly Robot Turned Into a Racist Jerk in Less Than 24 Hours

    03/24/2016 11:25:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 | SHANE DINGMAN
    What happens when one of the world’s biggest software companies lets an artificially intelligent chatbot learn from people on Twitter? Exactly what you think will happen. Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams launched a new project on Wednesday with Twitter, Canada’s Kik messenger and GroupMe: A chatbot called Tay that was built using natural language processing so that it could appear to understand the context and content of a conversation with a user. Aimed at the 18-24 demographic, its aims were simple: “Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual...
  • [Video]: This Hot Robot Says She Wants to Destroy Humans

    03/22/2016 6:41:37 AM PDT · by Maceman · 35 replies
    Video (2:16) at link. This robot has the most realistic facial expressions I've yet seen. Just imagine this technology in 20 years.
  • Domino's trials pizza delivery by robot

    03/18/2016 6:05:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rhiannon Williams
    Robots have changed our lives in many ways, from advancing our healthcare and automating our factory lines, to taking on dangerous tasks and even taking our place in warfare. Now Domino's have developed possibly the greatest use for robots yet - safe and secure pizza delivery in what the company claims is a world first.