"Now.. whether something like this could actually be built is an entirely different question. The complexity would be unimaginable. But then.. I don't see anybody building humans out of raw chemicals either yet nobody is going to argue that a being made of cells can't have feelings, sensations and emotions.
The important point is that nobody has made even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence, let alone one with feelings and emotions. The Softbanc blatherer is just using the latest trick to get noticed: spew dire warnings about the risks of AI. AI, which doesn't exist and isn't even remotely on the horizon, even after lots of naturally intelligent people have devoted their lives to achieving.
Personally, I think it's demons from the pit of hell we'd better watch out for. We have more evidence for them than we do for AI.
I call bogus on the whole AI skyfaller tactic. The only part of AI that is real is the A. To date, absolutely no intelligence of any kind has been artificially produced. And to beat the duped to the punch: No, self-driving cars are not AI. Neither are baseball umpiring systems, chess computers, drone flock controllers, or medical diagnostic aids named Watson. Not even machines passing the so-called "Turing Test" are AI. (Easy disproof: If a computer that can convince a human that the computer is a human means the computer is as intelligent as a human, then is a computer that can convince a dog that the computer is a dog as smart as a dog?)
I'd be more justified holding forth on the importance of designing freeways to support hovercar traffic. That's actually a technology on the measurable horizon. AI is, well, a fantasy. We are no closer to AI today than we were when the field of AI research was founded at a conference on the campus of Dartmouth College in the summer of 1956. In fact, after some fifty years of no progress achieving the original definition of AI, the AI research community decided it had better reframe its terms. So it renamed actual artificial intelligence (which nobody has achieved) "strong AI" and everything accomplished to date "weak AI".
So fear not. The sky isn't falling. There is no AI.
It's Turings. All the way down.
But he wasn't shooting at a person, hence not using deadly force. He was protecting his family from n imminent threat, which a drone most certainly is. Drone blades have killed people. No different than pushing a falling tree out of the way. I think the charges will be dropped.
But, more importantly, why should the citizenry put up with this nonsense? The law belongs to the people, and the government should not put up barriers blocking full public access equal to that of any attorney.
I would flunk any freshman computer science student delivering an interface this broken. It's clear that no competent programmer would build such a restricted access interface unless that was the specification provided by the government.
The historical PDFs are useless for current cases, as they can't legally be cited in any proceeding, and you'd be crazy to depend on them given the arbitrary routine changes that occur. But they do serve to prove that the State of Oregon is fully capable of delivering the current law as PDFs. They simply choose not to. I think it's obvious that the reason for that choice is a too-cozy relationship with the seller of the $614 "complete" current edition.
This is fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to build the code. I'll add a module that retrieves links online and writes them to local files in the same directory.
Another poster (Jesse) has a working bash+wget script that requires extending to follow annotation links. He may be posting it to this slashdot story.