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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 22, 2018

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    Cheapskate0  over 2 years ago

    The guy on the left bears some resemblance to Nixon? (Physical, nothing else)

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s kinda’ interesting that covert tapes brought Tricky Dick (Bob) down, and thus Trumpy wants nothing on the record, yet won’t shut up. Artificial intelligence MAY be less dangerous than humans who lack intelligencs.

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    Argythree  over 2 years ago

    @DTROUTMA: They are both dangerous, but at least Alexa still lacks fingers to push buttons releasing nuclear weapons… (sorry for linear thinking)…

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    debra4life  over 2 years ago

    Isn’t this the start of the back story for the Terminator?

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    Three Steps Over Japan  over 2 years ago

    Meat-sack. The politically-correct term is meat-sack. Stupid AI.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Just give Alexa a beer or two. She’ll start understanding us more.

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    TejanoViejo]  over 2 years ago

    What we really need is some real intelligentzia !!! . . . Please, can Cap’n Eddy be far behind just to explain away all this AI krap ???

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    sandpiper  over 2 years ago

    I guess that’s the current fear for some: that a few humans will begin to think of that kind of device as an actual companion and not just another household appliance. But, it’s not something I am ever going to have in my house.

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    Lenavid  over 2 years ago

    Artificial Intelligence and robotics will give humanity the Utopia of which it has always dreamed: an end to working for survival (thus ending hunger, economic disparity, and greed—-no further need for resource allocation or war), longer lifespans (through cybernetics and nanobiological implants), and the time and ability to become a spacefaring species (via intelligence augmentation with bluetooth chip implants—or some similar new tech).One would think Libs would be totally on board, but their projection of their self-loathing onto the rest of humanity precludes them from seeing the good that mankind can do.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Forbin Project or I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream?

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Funniest cartoon of the day! Kudos Miller

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Joe stands as the proof of Alexa’s argument: anyone who’d take a digital assistant into a bar, of all places, is as dumb as unsliced salami.

    On further reflection … That sounds like the great set-up to a joke: Two guys and a digital assistant walk into a bar …

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    tripwire45  over 2 years ago

    Actually, the solution is to stop using social media or at least act like an adult when on twitter instead of a toddler. Reminds me of a few days ago when actor Mark Duplass tweeted that conservative speaker and Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro was a “genuine person” and “nice,” even though they didn’t agree on much. The twitteratti lost their minds and lambasted Duplass so badly that he was compelled to apologize the very next day. He had to apologize because he said that a conservative was also a good person and nice as if somehow that wasn’t possible. So much for “tolerance.”

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    Cerabooge  over 2 years ago

    Birth of Barnet.

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    BiathlonNut  over 2 years ago

    Tripwire: Yes, sad commentary on the human condition.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t that be “meat-sicle”?

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    mourdac Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Few notice that these digital assistants are manufactured by the Skynet corporation.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 2 years ago

    It all starts with the U.S. military turning over their entire defence to Sky Net built by the Teledyne Corp.

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    LKChance  over 2 years ago

    For a nicer take on the evolution of A.I., may I suggest “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer? http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/

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    Oldgrowth  over 2 years ago

    Another winner from Wiley, at least in terms of comments. I am impressed by the growth of AI, but also by the return of many people to the satisfaction that comes from the old ways of crafting, cooking, making music, etc. and from human interaction. My microwave is smarter than I am, but I’m going to cook some eggs in a stupid cast iron skillet.

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    Connie.Shearer  over 2 years ago

    Perhaps… just perhaps… AI might actually save us from ourselves – from making the same mistake as the Krell in Forbidden Planet. You might remember the term, “monsters from the Id.” When I see how humans talk to and treat each other when there’s no threat of consequences… I lose hope for the future.

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    Unca $crooge  over 2 years ago

    My local paper printed this last Sunday as well as today. Weird.

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    metagalaxy1970  over 2 years ago

    Love the “heh heh”!

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    Kind&Kinder  over 2 years ago

    The Three Laws of Robotics didn’t always prevent disaster. That was fiction, but it could easily be reality. We’ll see.

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    keenanthelibrarian  over 2 years ago

    “It’ll all be over soon.” Why does that send shivers up my spine?

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    bakana  over 2 years ago

    We don’t need to worry about AI.

    Rule Number One of Computer Programming:

    You cannot program a computer to do anything the Programmer does not know how to do.

    So, before we get computers that think, we’ll need some Human Beings who know how to think.

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    KenDHoward1  over 2 years ago

    Yep… Skynet will take over, just like it’s meant to… Of course, it won’t matter in the end when the Super-Volcano in Yellowstone reshapes the landscape and sends the Northern portion of the hemisphere into a second Ice Age… :)

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    Asharah  over 2 years ago

    “My name is Talking Tina, and you better be nice to me.”

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    Billy Yank  over 2 years ago

    Cue up the ominous fanfare from “2001, A Space Odyssey” (Thus also spake Zarathustra). HAL already had the solution figured out.

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    mso  over 2 years ago

    if artificial intelligence does take over and wipe us all out we won’t be around afterwards to worry about it. I’m ready for judgement day but I doubt it’ll happen. Tomorrow I’ll still have a lousy job and lots of bills to pay. I’d take a machine controlled apocalypse over that any day.

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