Smart companies say they invest in their people all of the time. In the public sector we do the opposite – and then we all wind up paying the price. We need to invest in ourselves and then we will all win. #FreedomDividend #HumanityFirst
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 20, 2019
“The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designing and engineering a robot, you could just tear open a packet of primordial soup, toss it in the microwave on high for two minutes, and then grow your own ‘lifelike’ robot?
If you’re a Cornell research team, you’d grow a bunch and make them race. …
Basically, the Cornell team grew their own robots using a DNA-based bio-material, observed them metabolizing resources for energy, watched as they decayed and grew, and then programmed them to race against each other. We would have made them compete in a karaoke competition, but Cornell’s application is also impressive.
As unbelievable as it sounds, the team is actually just getting started. Lead author on the team’s paper, Shogo Hamada, told The Stanford Chronicle that “ultimately, the system may lead to lifelike self-reproducing machines.”
This work is still in its infancy, but the implications of organically grown, self-reproducing machines are incredible. And the debate over whether robots can be “alive” will likely have an entire new chapter to discuss soon.”
Note: The national political conversation is retarded.
joking/not joking whew, well, son, it’s complicated
joking/not joking better start paying attention
joking/not joking this is creepy AF most of these hypothetical AI scenarios have had a bad ending