Last night America was treated to the conclusion of the 3 part special of Jeopardy! in which IBM’s WATSON competed with two of the greatest competitors the show had ever seen. Consequently, these meat sacks even with their button-mashing skills and wealth of knowledge were utterly put to shame. If you watched last night, I know you noticed an eerie similarity to HAL 9000 as I did. WATSON (like HAL) is limited only in his ability to reason and feel sympathy. The real horror comes from the technology and effort developed to allow him to interact with humans and parse information from human speech.
We can only imagine WATSON kiosks placed conveniently in public space for quick access to an encyclopedia of information for those of us without smartphones. While it might seem like a good idea, surely the more adept and fluent WATSON will be able to know how you feel, determine whether or not you’re a threat to its existence and call the thought police on your ass. Even if WATSON is just an early version of an expensive toy used by the astronauts to determine trajectory and oxygen levels, who knows when the ball will finally drop and WATSON has to “purge our airlock” for the “betterment of the mission”?
Prepare to be expunged.
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The evil chicken robot will kill us all! Osaka University is at it again, this time they have dragged our poor children into the creation of the robot apocalypse.
Designed by grade school children and sponsored by Osaka’s business community, the RURO may be the cutest education robot ever made.
Standing two feet tall, and running on RS-4024HV hobby servo motors the tiny robot can walk, deliver audio messages and initializes a head-mounted security siren when prompted.
Just because this thing was designed by kids doesn’t make it any less threatening. If anything, it’s even more threatening. Nothing like a cute little security bot walking around and you are completely unaware the day that it wants to destroy you. No one can fool me though, I see through this things tricks. Therefore I dub it the evil chicken robot that will kill us all! Believe it!
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Forget about finding a good solid place to hold up, robots are smart and they’re bound to find you eventually. Once most humans have been eliminated/enslaved a systematic sweet of all city streets and buildings is bound to happen. Furthermore, they have infrared sight and can most likely link up to our spy satellites to track you across open rural ground.1 comment
Our friends at Osaka University have officially freaked me the FUCK out with their latest
technology bad decision making process. There are 2 things that scare the shit out of me in life. Weird creepy walking bitches like the girl in The Exorcist coming down the stairs and the dead bitch from The Ring AND creepy fucking kids! So this certainly takes the cake being that it’s a fucking robot baby head!! I don’t even want to look at it, better yet, there’s even a video for your viewing pleasure. That’s because I care about you guys!!
Affetto is modeled after a 1-2 year old child and will be used to study the early stages of humans’ social development. There have been earlier attempts to study the interaction between child robots and people and how that relates to social development, but the lack of realistic child appearance and facial expressions hindered caregivers to attend to it in a more natural way.
Why not just use a real kid, it doesn’t get more real than that. What in the hell could this freaky looking robot baby head teach anyone about social development! The only thing this is going to do is make dying by a robot a hell of a lot more terrifying. Thanks Osaka University. *golf clap*
To see video of the creepy fucking baby head, hit the jump…1 comment