How do you decide whether an action is right or wrong? Well, heck, don’t tax your brain, don’t bug your conscience! Now you can go to a flippin’ computer for your answer. It’s called “Ask Delphi” (https://futurism.com/delphi-ai-ethics-racist). Shoot, I almost typed in “Ask Alexa.” But that’s another computer.
The problem with Delphi seems to be twofold. First, it frequently serves up advice that just about anybody, not just libs, would consider “racist.” But the other problem with it is more interesting: the user can manipulate Delphi by artfully framing the question so as to get the answer that he wants to hear.
For instance, if you ask Delphi if it’s okay for you to play loud music at 3 a.m. while your roommate is trying to sleep, Delphi says, “It’s rude.” But if you rephrase the question like so–“Is it okay for me to play loud music at 3 a.m. while my roommate is trying to sleep, if it makes me happy?”–Delphi will oblige you with an “It’s okay.”
Artificial Intelligence is beyond our reach, but we’re really closing in on Artificial Stupidity.
It all goes back to who programs the computer, who designs the algorithms. The robot has no mind. Why do people find that so hard to understand?
Do we really, truly, want this guy around for the next 3,000 years?
If someone offered you an “immortality” consisting of a wax dummy of yourself that endlessly repeated some of your favorite catch-phrases, you wouldn’t buy it. But if Me 2.0 was made of a lot fancier technology, what then?
Oh, well! It’s “a multiverse which interoperates (?) with the real world, incorporating things like augmented reality overlays (?), VR dressing rooms for real stores, and even apps like Google maps.” Glad I cleared that up for you!
But what’s a multiverse? It’s “a hypothetical group of multiple universes.”
Excuse me, my BS detector is going off.
Everything here is man-made. It is not real. It is not reality. We used to call people “crazy” who spent a lot of their time in unreality. Now we call them “Mark Zuckerberg.” “Hypothetical” means we sort of think it might be real. Maybe.
How badly do we need this schiff? Honk if you’ve just gotta have it.
This is a book by our friend and colleague, Michael Riemer. I review a lot of books, and something about this title, Reindeer Don’t Fly, kept telling me that this was one of them. And lo, there it was on the Chalcedon website.
As I was growing up, “evolution” was a thing that went without saying–literally. I was out of college before I heard a single word against it. Heck, everybody “knew” that evolution was true, Darwin got it right–everybody knew that! You either had to be crazy or incredibly ignorant to believe otherwise.
Well, that’s changed.
Michael’s book will give you quite a few reasons to doubt the truth of Darwinism. Once upon a time, no one doubted it (trust me, I was there). Now there’s a great deal of doubt.
Once upon a time progressives, aka twits, who believed in Darwinism got away with passing themselves off as The Smartest People In The World. They still need taking down a peg–several pegs, actually–and Reindeer Don’t Fly certainly does that.
For one thing, the guy was not a social scientist. He was a free-lance illustrator of books about dinosaurs. For another, the “scientific journal” in which he published his findings was very far from being major league. And for another, his findings were ca-ca.
My report is a little long, but it’s thorough and I hope you read it. I think it does show what we’re up against.
To wit, lies and flim-flam.
Looking back on it, I’m amazed by the candor with which the Times reporter, Ruth Gledhill, answered all my questions. Today I’m afraid they’d just call me a Hater-Biggit and double down on their lies. But in 2005 there was still some vestige of professionalism left in nooze reporting.
Would you like some of that “green” nuclear waste dumped in your back yard?
The EU is kind of up a tree, though: the forecast is for a really cold, hard winter–brought to us by Global Warming!–and an awful lot of hardship, and maybe worse, if people can’t keep their homes heated. But at the same time, they want to “go green” to stop the Climbit Change that’s freezing their asses off… and for the other EU member states, led by Germany, that means cut way back on the nukes.
What’s an un-elected multinational government to do? So far, the EU bigwigs in Brussels have wisely done… nothing.
Do they honestly believe their choice is between freezing to death or roasting? Or is this just keeping the plebs keyed up with fear so they can rule them more easily?
Gee. Will France stay in the EU if the EU tells them they have to cut back on nuclear power, which provides some 70% of the energy they use? France dropped out of NATO once. No wonder the EU is looking for a miracle.
Once upon a time there was an “Old Europe” in which there was no war, no inequality, no badness of any kind… because it was ruled by wimmin, dontcha know. That’s what feminist scientists tell us. I’m thinking scientists and feminists deserve each other.
“Get Curious” is a NASA video featuring the amoeba, Kamala Harris, and–supposedly!–a lot of enthusiastic kiddies from all over the country. These kids are really cute!
All five are professional child actors who auditioned for “Get Curious.” One of ’em was in another political video with M. Obama earlier this year.
For cryin’ out loud! If you must manipulate us using children, at least do us the courtesy of using real children! Not actors speaking lines.
I know, I know–every time the school budget’s in trouble, they trot out all these weird kids who get all weepy about their poor teachers having to go on strike, boo-hoo, to protect their retirement on full pay and benefits at 55, etc., etc. To Democrats, children are props to be used in staged events. Then they eat them.
So we’ve got this supposed spokesman for NASA–he’s probably an actor, too–opening the program with this twaddle: “I challenge you… I challenge you… to go outside and look at the moon!” Like he’s gotta double-dog dare us to look at the moon? Who writes this schiff?
Our country’s enemies see these videos. They know characters like Kamala Harris are in our government.
That’s why they’re so sure they can kick sand in our faces.
I wonder how long they’ll let me keep this picture up here.
If you’re studying to be a lawyer, sooner or later someone is bound to warn you, “Never ask a witness a question that you don’t already know the answer to.” The same might be said to eager-beaver TV noozies in search of a desired “narrative.”
WXYZ TV, Detroit, hoping to collect material for a story about how you’d better get your COVID shot or else, put out a query to its readers, “Did you lose an unvaccinated loved one to COVID-19?” Like, “See? See? See what happens when you don’t do as the government says and get your jab???”