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Comment Re:Exhibit A (Score 1) 62

Because the only worthwhile thing to accomplish is to build intergalactic nuclear bombardment facilities to nuke anything that fails to build intergalactic nuclear bombardment faciliities. Or was that neurotoxin plants. What were we talking about again? Your name wouldn't happen to be G.L.A.D.O.S. or Ripley, would it?

Comment Re: Wait...what? (Score 1) 181

Alright, I've read more of the actual article and the CTO does not seem to understand emotional intelligence. The AI makes statements indicating its own emotional intelligence. That awareness can help people understand how various segments of the population, such as voters or potential hirers might view the way they express emotions. That is what is actually happening here.

Comment Re:If the point was ... (Score 4, Insightful) 326

There's no proof that it has anything to do with Wikileaks, but in a world of IoT devices with no thought toward security, anyone who cares to do so can mount DDOS with the power of a national entity.

What's the point of doing what Assange and Wikileaks have been doing without any moral position? He isn't helping his own case.

Comment Re:Legal? (Score 2) 276

No, of course it is not legal to set a trap to intentionally hurt someone, even if you expect that the trap could only be activated by the person committing property theft or vandalism. Otherwise, you'd see shotguns built into burglar alarms.

Fire alarm stations sometimes shoot a blue dye which is difficult to remove or one which only shows under UV. Never stand in front of one when pulling the lever! But they are not supposed to hurt you.

And of course these booby traps generally are not as reliable as the so-called "inventor" thinks and tend to hurt the innocent.

Comment Re: Of course (Score 1) 209

I have worked hard to figure out the mindset of the people who are described in the Bible. Right now we can talk about generations of people replacing those who came before but from what I can tell the nation of Israel was just as much Israel as Jacob was when he first acquired the title. The AI of the future will replace us the same way we now think of generations replacing us, and I intend to have representation within that reality. Wheher that future AI generation is me or not is a philosophical notion. I am not the 'me' of my youth. That person may as well be dead and gone for purposes of philosophy. So it will be with me and any future AI. I am already more like a Time Lord regeneration being than most people think of themselves as. No wonder the Doctor barely sleeps. It brings him that much closer to a sort of death.

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