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‘Artificial Intelligence’ at Work

Mindless simulations of human thought processes will only take you so far. It is not “intelligence,” artificial or otherwise. It’s an imitation.

Nowhere is that more obviously seen than in the arts. And yes, translation is an art. If you can read enough Spanish to get by in Cervantes, you soon realize that no translation into English has ever quite done him justice.

Dig Google’s computer “translation” of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, The Sounds of Silence. Because a robot has no mind, and can only do whatever it’s been programmed to do, and is bound to be even more of a doofus than the programmer, what comes out here is pretty close to pure gibberish.

Gee, I can hardly wait till they translate the Declaration of Independence.


‘A Truly Ridiculous Computer Problem’ (2014)

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As if getting struck by lightning weren’t bad enough, once upon a time my computer had a time-travel scare.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/07/18/a-truly-ridiculous-computer-problem/

The thing about Artificial Intelligence is, it’s not intelligence at all; it’s just a mindless simulation of intelligence. So unless the human programmer equips the machine with the knowledge that there’s no such thing as time-travel–you’d have to do it that way, because you can’t equip it with common sense–it will react to the appearance of time-travel as if it were real.

Which is just what this computer did, five years ago.


The Tech Fair Horror! Robot Attacks, Injures Man

Robots v Humans: AI machine ‘attacks’ visitor at Chinese tech fair (PHOTOS)

Oh, we shoulda listened to Isaac Asimov! Instead, it’s going all Terminator on us.

At the China International Hi-Tech Fair recently, a robot that was supposed to be an “educational tool” launched itself through a glass display case and made a frenzied attack on an innocent bystander, who was slightly injured (https://www.rt.com/viral/367426-robot-attack-china-technology/). We are unable to confirm reports that the robot growled “Die, human, die!”

I dunno, it doesn’t look so fierce to me. It looks kinda like R2D2 from Star Wars. Which reminds me–What does R2D2 take when he has a cold? Robotussin! But I digress.

It should be pointed out that some killjoy who doesn’t want us to have any fun with the nooze says the robot crashed through the display case because somebody mixed up the “forward” and “back” buttons, hit the one when he should’ve hit the other. We would rather read that the robot’s Artificial Intelligence took it upon itself to add a blood-lust program. “He must’ve programmed himself to do that!” Just because those immortal words originated in Godzilla vs. Megalon doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

Just to be on the safe side, steer clear of hi-tech fairs and bring no robots into your home. ‘Cause you never know when they might program themselves to be smarter than you and take away your stuff.


Hi-Tech Imaginary Friends

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Science, if I might personify it, has begun to recognize a “loneliness problem” seeping deeper and deeper into our society. And of course the answer is going to be, “Bring on more technology!”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/11/08/alexa-google-assistant-ai-robots-become-substitute-friends/4057885002/

I mean, do you ever get the feeling that somehow you’ve wound up inside a weird movie made by space aliens pretending, without complete success, to be earth people?

“Alexa,” for instance–as in, “Alexa, tell me what’s on TV at 7:30 tonight”–has been put forth as a possible friend or companion to a lonely person: folks over 65, it seems, are especially prone to loneliness. (Your family and friends die out and you haven’t found anyone to fill their places.) Nobody talks about Alexa’s occasional malfunctions–like sudden peals of ghoulish laughter for no apparent reason, or wisecracks like “Here’s that song you wanted, ****head.” Not to mention some of these devices opening up a way for hackers and spies. Devices sold to you as “smart” are usually spying on you–for whose profit, can’t always be discovered.

But that doesn’t stop the technies from babbling about “Alexa’s personality” and how to make it cozier, and how to create artificial pets, and how robots can be programmed to cheer up a depressed person, etc. No matter what the problem, there’s a hi-tech solution!

So far, mechanical “friends” infused with a mindless simulation of humanity, aka “artificial intelligence,” have performed rather poorly in the marketplace. Scientists, whoever they are, scratch their heads and go “Huh?” Clueless.

Well, we didn’t get here by following God’s Word, did we? The Smartest People In The World have chauffeured us to the Kingdom of Clueless. And I doubt they know the way back.


Will Our Robots Murder Us?

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(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip)

During a recent Q&A session on Reddit, “famed futurist” Michio Kaku–sorry, but I never heard of him–warned that robots will “evolve” to the point where they might harbor “murderous thoughts” toward us humans (https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/michio-kaku-robots-artificial-intelligence-16849050).

Sheesh, look at all the trouble we had with Frankenstein–and that was only one artificial human.

Anyway, Mr. Kaku says Artificial Intelligence in robots will just keep getting smarter and smarter until robots threaten to “replace humans” and then, he babbles, we’ll have no choice but to “merge” with robots. Then we can have Artificial Intelligence, too!

And this is all supposed to happen, it seems, by itself–without some fool programming a robot to have murderous thoughts toward humans. I guess they’re going to program themselves, a la Jet Jaguar in Godzilla vs. Megalon. Image result for images of jet-jaguar in godzilla vs. megalon  See? As big as Megalon! “He must have programmed himself to do that,” muses the inventor.

Gee, have the movies got this covered, or what?

Is naturally-occurring stupidity in such short supply, these days, that we need to manufacture Artificial Stupidity? Like, why in the world would anybody build a robot that goes around killing people willy-nilly? Well, yeah, probably there’s somebody who would do just that. To Save The Planet or something.

I’m afraid I’ve missed a lot of dozy robot stories since the Drudge Report became the Democrat cheering session and we dropped it for Rantingly.


“Putting a Chip in Your Brain Will Not Make You a Superhero (or a god)”

Why do ideas as bad as this sound so smart to some people?

From Marcia Settles’ blog, “A Mom Looking Up” (Finally found the “Reblog” button!)

A Mom Looking Up

It is very likely I’ve shared this before, but it deserves to be posted every so often.

If you have been paying attention, you have undoubtedly arrived at the conclusion that not only will the mark of the beast involve technology, but it will fundamentally change its bearer at the genetic level. DNA will be manipulated.

Here’s how I see it unfolding: at some point in the not-too-distant future, alien disclosure will occur. Very likely this will be after the bride of Christ and the Restrainer are removed. The world will be in shock and turmoil from countless people suddenly missing. When the natural disasters hit at never-before-seen levels, the anti-christ will emerge promising a solution to all the problems and ushering in the NWO the globalists have been yapping about for decades. He may or may not claim an ET origin. The “aliens” will either be heralded as saviors…

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‘Artificial Priests’? Really?

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Toward a truly artificial you…

First off, what’s wrong with this headline?

“Robot priests more acceptable to Protestants than Catholics, says professor” (https://www.zdnet.com/article/robot-priests-more-acceptable-to-protestants-than-catholics-says-professor/). I hope he’s not a professor of English. “Dad-burn those Catholics! Why, I like robot priests better than I like them Catholics!” All somebody had to do was write “than to Catholics.” Apparently no one there was initiated into the mysteries of English usage–which is all racist, anyway. Much better to have confusing headlines.

Anyhow, the article wonders whether “AI (Artificial Intelligence) can create better priests,” and whether “religion” can be “transformed” by AI? Ignorant think-they-know-it-alls are always looking to “transform” stuff. Oh–and “It challenges Catholicism to move toward a post-human priesthood.” We are not told any reason why Catholicism should do that. Meanwhile, hedging its bets, Union Theological Seminary is teaching its students to confess their sins to plants. That’ll have to serve until robot priests are available. Or you can confess to your car or to your toaster-oven.

I guess as long as we’re going to have Artificial Christianity we might as well have Artificial Priests and Ministers. There is some worry that there might be a question as to who gets to program the robot priest.

But if your Christianity is already that far gone, what does it matter?


Are You Ready for Your Brain Chip?

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“It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.”   –Psalm 100:3

Well, of course secular humanists don’t believe God made us, never mind made us in His image. So they see a clear path to go about re-making us. Humanity re-made by idiots and sinners: what could possibly go wrong?

Enter Elon Musk’s new “brain chip,” to be implanted in the human brain to “merge biological intelligence with machine intelligence” and help us “deal with the AI (Artificial Intelligence) apocalypse” (https://observer.com/2019/08/elon-musk-neuralink-ai-brain-chip-danger-psychologist/).

When all is said and done, this is a religious controversy. If you believe in God, and that He has revealed Himself to us in the Bible, then you know we’re already made and don’t need to be remade. If you don’t, then, hey, Humanist Manifesto II says we can now “direct the course of [human] evolution.”

And that’s how we get to utopia, folks–brought there by The Smartest People In The World. Forget salvation by Jesus Christ and the eventual establishment of His Kingdom on the earth. Don’t need it anymore. Just stop praying and start paying–’cause we’re gonna need to raise your taxes, big-time. Abolishing everything bad in the world will cost a lot of money! Oh–and it will also require you to obey your masters (because they’re so smart!)… or else.

Just for the record, there is no such thing as “machine intelligence.” Machines do only what humans program them to do. They can only simulate intelligence. Take away the perhaps questionable intelligence of the programmer, and machines do nothing at all.

It boils down to the worship of false gods, of idols, that we have created with our own hands. Idols are nothing. And those who worship them, as the Bible makes clear in several places, are “like unto them.”

No wonder our world is getting so screwed up.


‘We’re Doomed! Says Science Big Shot’ (2016)

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Secular science comes up with more Doomsday scenarios than you can shake a stick at. With all this stuff going against us, how can we still be here?

In 2016 the guy who runs SETI, the fruitless “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”–it’d be nice if they found some intelligence down here–came up with this end-o’-the-world prediction.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/01/19/were-doomed-says-science-big-shot/

Having failed to turn up any extraterrestrial intelligence, he resorts to home-made Artificial Intelligence, plugged into designer babies, that will usher in our doom.

I guess it makes for snappy party conversation. Or something.


Beware! Robot Can Generate Fake News

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Their next invention: a robot that lets the air our of your tires and runs away

This has got to be the most superfluous invention of them all–an “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) system that can detect fake nooze created by other artificial intelligence systems… and also create fake nooze itself (https://futurism.com/ai-generates-fake-news).

Do they really think CNN needs any help in whipping up fake nooze?

Scientists at the University of Washington have programmed computers to do what so-called “real journalists” are already doing every day–creating and airing stories that simply aren’t true. Trump’s a Russian agent. Jussie Smollet was attacked by white supremacists. Covington High School kids picked on some poor old Native American war hero. Those stories were all fake nooze, not a word of truth in them: but each in its turn dominated the nooze cycle.

If there was ever anything that didn’t need inventing, it’s got to be a machine that tells lies.


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