Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 20, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  16 days ago

    AI turned out to be very dangerous for its CEO.

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    BasilBruce  16 days ago

    Does Pig have any trouble with the Pop-o-Matic Bubble?

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    Gent  16 days ago

    They was correct. The end is near!

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    Cornelius Noodleman  16 days ago

    My dad says you don’t need intelligence if you marry a smart woman.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 16 days ago

    We feel your pain, Pig!

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    Sisyphos  16 days ago

    And I thought Pig’s head would explode! Leave it to him to vary the bit….

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    blunebottle  16 days ago

    Pig has the right idea.

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    ronaldspence  16 days ago

    Pig is setting limits, there is a lot of wisdom there!

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    orinoco womble  16 days ago

    I don’t worry about things I can’t change anyway. There are too many sources of gloom and doom out there.

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    Imagine  16 days ago

    I think I’ll make myself an espresso now. And a slice of toast with English Lime Marmalade.

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    Liam G.P  16 days ago

    In my country, many people are angry at AI, because they replaced sportscasters, a REAL human sportscaster. I kind of feel bad for that person who lost their job, but hey, let us look on the bright side.

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    cdward  16 days ago

    AI, like a lot of technology, is released on the world with little thought to the unintended consequences. For every technological step, there needs to be thorough ethical as well as technical review — and until we as a society (probably represented by a government agency) are satisfied that it has little potential for harm, it should not be released.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 16 days ago

    I’ll worry about it if it happens.

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    TwilightFaze  16 days ago

    Meh….not worried about AI. It’s proven to be dumber than that average Alabaman Hillbilly. This has been a fear thing since the invention of the computer and look where we are now. I’m not scared about artificial intelligence; I’m scared of human intelligence, and the lack thereof.

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    iggyman  16 days ago

    AI is ok but unfortunately it’s being abused and used in scams.

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    iggyman  16 days ago

    Pig’s cup runneth over!

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    Purple People Eater  16 days ago

    Artificial Intelligence is like the Internet. The Internet has the potential to do a lot of good, for example, by being a source of factual and reliable information on pretty much any subject you care to choose (yes, there really are reliable sites), but it also can be used to do great damage, for example by using it to plan terrorist attacks. Likewise, AI isn’t either good or bad in and of itself. It all depends on how it’s used, and I’m pretty sure it will be used both for good and for bad purposes.

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    SquidGamerGal  16 days ago

    AI danger? Pfft! That’s just nothing but sci-fi nonsense and fearmongering!

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    Ignatz Premium Member 16 days ago

    Technology is thoroughly amoral, and is only as good or as bad as the people who use it. And there are some very bad people.

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    Linguist  16 days ago

    Isaac Asimov is rolling in his grave!

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    DaBump Premium Member 16 days ago

    It’s the most wonderful time in history in many ways, and yet anxiety and related problems keep going up because we keep imagining new threats, some of which may never happen or will take millennia. And I suspect with all that, we’re missing what we most need to rectify.

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    Upton O'Goode  16 days ago

    Is there supposed to be somethinmg funny here?

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    SusieB  16 days ago

    Very true. I have cut down on my news viewing listening.

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    Ellis97  16 days ago

    AI stories are everywhere. They’ve even got AI detectors on certain websites.

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    Stocky One  16 days ago

    Artificial intelligence is no match for human stupidity…

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    grocks  16 days ago

    Too true, too many troubles altogether.

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    Linguist  16 days ago
    Three Laws of Robotics

    _"The First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

    The Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

    The Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law."_

    ___________Isaac Asimov 1942

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    ladykat  16 days ago

    There are a lot of bad things to fill your brain with, unfortunately.

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    Zebrastripes  16 days ago

    Man will destroy everything if given the chance!

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    gregcomn  16 days ago

    Then how would he know she’s smart?

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    JustPlainBob  16 days ago

    The evil is not in the machine. It’s in the machine’s creator. We build nuclear, chemical and biological weapons to keep us “safe.” How do you expect our “children” to think?

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    Kilrwat Premium Member 16 days ago

    AI is a loooooong way from Skynet and there are applications in health, agriculture, climate and replacing ego-nomics that could actually save our sorry a$$es from ourselves. Sadly, we’ll use it for political deepfakes and cheating on schoolwork.

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    HOTLOTUS1  16 days ago

    then you don’t do anything, retire, get bored. SOLD!

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    Goat from PBS  15 days ago

    Trouble Bubble? Simply roll the die in it, it’s not that hard.

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    txmystic  15 days ago

    Remember murder hornets? They’re still coming…

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    nostall  15 days ago

    Lot of bubbles have already burst.

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    WCraft Premium Member 15 days ago

    Watching the national news on TV is like bringing a porcupine into a balloon store.

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    KEA  15 days ago

    Is there a dandelion field handy?

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    marilynnbyerly  15 days ago

    I know the feeling.

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    John Jorgensen  15 days ago

    Hey, Pig, I totally get it.

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member 15 days ago

    Seeing that the very people who publicly made the case that AI is dangerous are the very ones promoting their brand of AI systems, I’d say the argument that it’s dangerous is weak at best and the rest is just media making a narrative for people to consume (and look at the ads).

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    Mary Ellen  15 days ago

    I’m right there with you, Pig.

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    willie_mctell  15 days ago

    There’s always the power source. Make sure you have access and control at all times.

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    zeexenon  15 days ago

    His get up and fight or flight hot up and went for a beer.

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    Ginny Premium Member 15 days ago

    I can relate to that …

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    raybarb44  15 days ago

    That’s all I can stand cause I can’t stand no more…..

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 15 days ago

    For once, Rat is saying something sensible.

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    eddi-TBH  15 days ago

    “I’ll do the thinnin’ around here, Baba Looey, and doooooon’t you ferget it!” – Quick Draw McGraw

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  15 days ago

    In the words of a great philosopher, a man (or in this case a pig) has to know his limitations.

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    j.painterjones  15 days ago

    Pig, the trouble bubble isn’t half done growing yet. I’m afraid. In fact, I don’t know if there is any end to it that doesn’t blow us all to Kingdom Come. Or much worse. Have a nice night.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 14 days ago

    You and me both, Pig.

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    FrostbiteFalls  7 days ago

    An unusual show of empathy from Rat.

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