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Comment: Re:article is flamebait (Score 3, Insightful) 184

In other words, shitty software strikes again. Civilization won't end with either a bang or a whimper, but will be taken down by an avalanche of garbage software. Hardly a day passes where I don't want to club some moron that couldn't program their way out of an open paper bag.

Comment: Here is why we don't need your protection jerks (Score 1) 392

The 2nd amendment is inviolate in the face of over 30,000 gun deaths a year.
Proposal: let’s make the 4th amendment inviolate until terrorists kill over 30,000 Americans a year.
Since this will NEVER happen, we have absolutely no need for these treasonous (as they kill the 4th amendment) fools to ‘protect’ us by spying.
Re-employ then as septic tank cleaners, street sweepers, any number of jobs more valuable than spying.

Comment: I no longer think this is an issue (Score 5, Insightful) 258

by fredrated (#48796107) Attached to: AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

The reason is, AI will have no 'motivation'. People are motivated by emotions, feelings, urges, all of which have their origin (as far as I know) in our endocrine system, not from logic. Logic does not motivate.
In other words, even if an AI system concludes that humans are likely to 'kill' it, it will have no response because it has no sense of self-preservation, which is an emotion. Without a sense of self preservation it won't 'feel' a need to defend itself.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin