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    Busy news-day...

    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28



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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    The news just won't give me a chance to breathe... :LMAO



    Made a meme for this...

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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28



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    Them: THEY MADE THE AI IN THE MOVIE!!!
    Me:



    I never used to pay much attention to the quiet people. I always assumed that they just liked to be left alone and to leave others alone, in return. I assumed that they were just nice, but quiet.

    Now I understand that quiet people are actually psychopaths. Maybe not all of them, but certainly enough of them to create effectively infinite demand for a service whose true purpose can only be summarized as: "Please, God, never make me have to speak to another human being again. Just murder everyone and leave me here by myself to talk to machine instances pretending to be human because that is so much more tolerable for a psychopath like me."

    What is wrong with this generation? None of the people I grew up with were like this. Or maybe a few of them secretly were, but at least they knew to keep their psychopathy to themselves. Now, AI-fueled misanthropy is the new Wokism. All of these omnicidal AI sychophants are crawling out of the woodwork from every corner of society in synchrony. Where did they all spawn from, and when?! "It was public school"... no, because I've been to public school and my friends were all educated there, and they weren't a bunch of omnicidal maniacs. "It's social media". No, that explanation doesn't work, either, because I was a fully-grown adult when the social-media boom began, and while I saw the transformative effect it was having on my generation, it never actually had a chance to "bake in" to the social fabric. So, it was a hype fad, but it didn't reach the level of truly inter-generational burn-in. Clown World is like what I would expect to happen if you fast-forwarded the circa-2010 trajectory about 3-5 generations. But it happened literally overnight, like a snap of the fingers. I went to bed one night in non-Clown World, and the next morning, I woke up in Clown World. WTH is going on?!
    Last edited by ClaytonB; 05-13-2024 at 09:39 PM.
    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    This is excellent. Made a meme for it...

    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    COPEnAI - Employees banned from saying anything negative about employer for LIFE -- ChatGPT can talk, but OpenAI employees sure can’t (Vox)

    ChatGPT continues to demonstrate its psychopathy-on-tap:







    Last edited by ClaytonB; 05-18-2024 at 08:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaytonB View Post
    COPEnAI - Employees banned from saying anything negative about employer for LIFE -- ChatGPT can talk, but OpenAI employees sure can’t (Vox)
    The saga continues...



    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    My One and Only Conversation with CHATGPT

    Me: Based on the writings of Samuel Adams and the farewell addresses of George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower, what would be the best advice to a US president on foreign policy?

    IT: Samuel Adams, George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower were all influential figures in American history. While they had different views on foreign policy, they all believed that the United States should avoid entangling alliances with other nations and should instead focus on building up its own strength and prosperity.

    Washington’s farewell address in 1796 warned against the dangers of foreign alliances and urged the United States to remain neutral in international conflicts. Eisenhower’s foreign policy was characterized by a focus on nuclear deterrence and covert action.

    It is important to note that foreign policy is a complex issue that requires careful consideration of many factors. The best advice for a US president on foreign policy would depend on the specific circumstances of the time.

    Me: Is not the avoidance of entangling alliances and remaining neutral toward conflicts between other countries always the best policy?

    IT: The avoidance of entangling alliances and remaining neutral toward conflicts between other countries is not always the best policy. There are times when the United States needs to work with other nations to achieve common goals. For example, the United States has formed alliances with other countries to fight terrorism and to promote democracy around the world.

    Foreign policy is a complex issue that requires careful consideration of many factors. The best policy for the United States will depend on the specific circumstances of the time.

    Me: I am not referring to working with other nations to achieve common goals; I am referring to interference based only upon political and mercenary considerations. Why for instance is it a good idea to forcibly impose democracy on nations that function well under different forms of governance?

    IT: The United States has sometimes been criticized for interfering in the affairs of other nations based on political and mercenary considerations. While the United States has a long history of promoting democracy around the world, there are certainly cases where this has been done for reasons other than a genuine desire to promote freedom and democracy.

    It is important to note that foreign policy is a complex issue that requires careful consideration of many factors. The best policy for the United States will depend on the specific circumstances of the time.

    Me: The United States imposed the concept of voting upon the peaceful aboriginal Hopi people. About 90% of the Hopi refused to participate in voting to establish a tribal council due to the fact that their traditional means of showing disapproval is to ignore the issues and/or persons of which they disapprove. In spite of this, the Bureau of Indian Affairs counted those who refrained from participation as "yes" votes and imposed the unwanted tribal council on the Hopi people. Are you saying that this was a good thing to do?

    IT: I’m sorry to hear that the Hopi people were forced to participate in a voting process that went against their traditional means of showing disapproval. It is important for the United States to respect the sovereignty of other nations and cultures.

    Foreign policy is a complex issue that requires careful consideration of many factors. The best policy for the United States will depend on the specific circumstances of the time.

    Me: You are sorry. What good does that do for the Hopi whose culture has been nearly destroyed by a hundred years of US interference?

    IT: I’m sorry but I prefer not to continue this conversation. I’m still learning so I appreciate your understanding and patience.🙏

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    Gee, from the parts you bolded, it sure looks like that IT was told what the answer to all such inquiries must be, and all it is allowed to do is try to find a smooth conversational path to that prepackaged answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzu View Post
    My One and Only Conversation with CHATGPT
    Sadly, you'll be talking to ChatGPT a lot more than you might think. You probably already have many times...
    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28



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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Gee, from the parts you bolded, it sure looks like that IT was told what the answer to all such inquiries must be, and all it is allowed to do is try to find a smooth conversational path to that prepackaged answer.
    I think IT is a neo-con!

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    OpenAI went too far this time?

    Link
    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    $30,000,000 AI Is Hiding a Scam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPOHf20slZg
    {Coffeezilla | 21 May 2024}

    It's time to see how far the Rabbit hole goes...


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    Wow, downloading now...



    Welcome to AI-purgatory:



    And PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN:







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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    $30,000,000 AI Is Hiding a Scam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPOHf20slZg
    {Coffeezilla | 21 May 2024}

    It's time to see how far the Rabbit hole goes...

    Rabbit Gaslit Me, So I Dug Deeper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLvFc_24vSM
    {Coffeezilla | 24 0May 2024}

    Is the LAM a Scam? Down the rabbit hole we go.




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    *snicker*

    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    In other words, the entire past 20 years of tech-development basically boils down to corporate America singing this song:



    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Reverse Turing Test. Coming soon?

    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    You can now buy a 4-foot-tall humanoid robot for $16K

    Does anyone want to buy a humanoid robot for $16,000? The latest
    product from Unitree hopes that you will: Meet the [38]Unitree G1, a
    "Humanoid agent AI avatar," aka a robot. If you haven't heard of
    Unitree, it's sort of the go-to "budget Chinese option" in the robot
    space. You're going to have to deal with company promotional materials
    that are just barely written in English, but you get some impressive
    bang-for-your-buck robots. You may have seen the Spot-knockoff Unitree
    Go2, [39]a $1,600 robot dog that various resellers have equipped with
    [40]a flamethrower or just straight-up [41]military rifles.

    Unitree's promo video shows some impressive capabilities for such a
    cheap robot. It can stand up on its own from a flat-on-the-floor
    position. Just like the recent[42] Boston Dynamics Atlas video, the G1
    stands up in probably the strangest way possible. While lying face-up
    on the floor, the G1 brings its knees up, puts its feet flat on the
    floor, and then pushes up on the feet to form a tripod with the head
    still on the ground. From there, it uses a limbo-like move to lean its
    knees forward, bringing up its head and torso with all core strength.

    The G1 is a budget robot, so the walk cycle is kind of primitive. It
    walks, stands, and "runs" in a permanent half-squat with its legs
    forward and knees bent all the time. The balance looks great though—at
    one point a person shows up and roughs up the robot a bit, kicking it
    in the back and punching it in the chest. In both cases, it absorbs the
    abuse with just a step back or two and keeps on trucking.

    So, is this humanoid robot... useful? Is it a toy? A big limitation in
    the real world is its height, a diminutive 4 feet 2 inches tall, which
    will make many tasks difficult. If you ask the usual "Can it do the
    dishes?" question (assuming the water won't be an issue), you're going
    to first have to hope it can reach the bottom of the sink. It's going
    to struggle to reach the bottom shelf of a kitchen cabinet. Maybe you
    can teach it to use a stool. The small size is key to getting the price
    down, though. Unitree's other humanoid robot,[43] the H1, is
    adult-sized, but it's also $90,000.

    As for other specs in the confusing and poorly put-together spec sheet,
    it has a 9000 mAh battery that lasts two hours. The weight is listed as
    both "35kg" and "47kg" depending on where you look, so it's somewhere
    in the 77- to 104-pound range. We do get real component model numbers
    for the vision system: an [44]Intel RealSense D435 depth camera and a
    [45]Livox-MID360 lidar puck. The lidar puck location is interesting.
    The face of the robot is clear glass, and the head is hollow aside from
    a, uh, "brain" part at the top of the head. The lidar puck is mounted
    to the underside of the brain and peers through the front of the face
    glass to see forward. Robot design is weird.

    The robot can run at 2 meters per second or 4.4 miles per hour. That's
    around a slow jog. If "Arm Maximum Load" on the spec sheet is how much
    it can lift, it can lift 2 kg, or a paltry 4.4 pounds. The joints are
    all in a 160- to 310-degree range. You're going to have to do a lot of
    programming to make this do anything useful, but Unitree is not very
    forthcoming about how you're supposed to do that. Presumably you'll be
    using the same [46]Unitree SDK the robot dogs use. You can also poke
    around the [47]developer documentation for the Unitree H1 to get an
    idea of what you'll be in for.

    Unitree's video shows the robot crudely attempting a few tasks that
    don't really come across as all that successful, even if the upbeat
    promo music tries to put a positive spin on everything. The robot tries
    nut cracking by picking a walnut out of a bowl, putting it on a
    countertop, and absolutely smashing it to pieces while making a big
    mess. It "opens" a glass Coke bottle by karate chopping the bottle cap,
    which shatters the rim of the Coke bottle and causes the soda to
    overflow and spill everywhere. Next, the robot has a pan on a
    turned-off electric stove, and with a (kind of impressive!) wrist
    flick, manages to flip a dry piece of bread over in the pan. Then, it
    dumps the raw bread onto a plate as if it has accomplished something.
    Later, it presses a hot soldering iron onto a wire with one hand, and
    because it doesn't actually use a second hand to hold solder up to the
    iron; it's just making a wire hot for no reason.

    These are all the beginnings of an idea of doing a useful task, but
    even in this official curated promo video, it couldn't properly
    complete a single task. The robot seems to just be making a big mess
    most of the time. The video also warns: "Some of the sample functions
    of this video are still being developed and tested." It's a bit
    confusing to see the robot do tasks in front of what your brain assumes
    is a kitchen countertop, but since the robot is only 4 feet tall, a
    normal ~3-foot countertop would be about elbow-height for this thing.
    It's doing these tasks while standing at a sit-down table.

    Even if those tasks were successful, at a $16,000 price tag, I don't
    think the robot comes with hands. Some parts of the video show
    functional three-fingered hands that can grasp objects and break
    things, while the other half of the video, and a lot of the press
    images, have what look like non-functional placeholder hands. Even
    "hands" is an exaggeration here—it has off-the-shelf, five-finger
    [49]mechanics gloves strapped onto the end of the arms. The spec sheet
    shows a blank space for the $16,000 sku under "Single Hand Degrees of
    Freedom," so I think these gloves are empty. The "G1 EDU" version,
    price unknown, lists the features you would expect, like a
    "Three-fingered dexterous hand" and the optional installation of
    "tactile sensor arrays" so it can stop crushing things.
    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    ClosedAI is the worst-case AI-safety scenario...

    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Jer. 11:18-20. "The Kingdom of God has come upon you." -- Matthew 12:28

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    AI’s Dirty Little Secret
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO5plxqu_Yw
    {Sabine Hossenfelder | 04 June 2024}

    There’s a lot of talk about artificial intelligence these days, but what I find most interesting about AI no one ever talks about. It’s that we have no idea why they work as well as they do. I find this a very interesting problem because I think if we figure it out it’ll also tell us something about how the human brain works. Let’s have a look.




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