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Michael Gilligan14/01/2022 11:55:39
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I am posting this News item without comment:

Technology is rapidly changing our lives, and that applies to sport as much as anywhere else. For example, RoboCup is a soccer competition for autonomous robots, watched by tens of thousands of spectators. …

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https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/14/sport/gallery/high-tech-sports-spc-intl/index.html

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Farmboy14/01/2022 12:04:07
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I am reminded of an interview with Elon Musk about artificial intelligence in which he suggested that as it develops there will come a time when we have to wonder "what is the point of us?" dont know

SillyOldDuffer14/01/2022 12:41:36
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Apart from being more interesting technically I don't suppose RoboCup is different in principle from watching a Roulette Wheel, one Armed Bandit, or Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and Merlin!

Dave

Michael Gilligan14/01/2022 12:44:40
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… But did you get down to the Camel racing, Dave ?

[ several interesting topics on the way ]

MichaelG.

Mike Poole14/01/2022 12:46:21
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I wonder if robots will pay to watch robots?

Mike

Zan14/01/2022 12:54:49
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I’d like to look at this, but don’t like the cookies. Too many

Ady114/01/2022 13:29:19
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Online gaming is going to be destroyed by computers

At the moment you can buy various game hacks so you can cheat, some of them even have a monthly siubscription

But Artificial Intelligence game cheats are starting to show up now, so the user can be in the pub eyeing up the new barmaid while his AI gamebot plays the online game for various advancements and rewards

Bo'sun14/01/2022 13:43:37
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Elon Musk. Not one of my favourite fragrancies.

Neil Wyatt14/01/2022 22:45:47
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Posted by Farmboy on 14/01/2022 12:04:07:

I am reminded of an interview with Elon Musk about artificial intelligence in which he suggested that as it develops there will come a time when we have to wonder "what is the point of us?" dont know

You could ask "What is the point of Elon Musk?"

N.

Ady114/01/2022 23:03:11
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And to make our fantasy future happen we've got to dig up the entire planet and turn it into a mining spoil site

Michael Gilligan14/01/2022 23:55:13
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Posted by Zan on 14/01/2022 12:54:49:

I’d like to look at this, but don’t like the cookies. Too many

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I saw it originally on the Apple News feed, but some folks don’t like links to that: so I found the CNN page to link here.

It didn’t take me long to reject all the ‘optional’ cookies.

MichaelG.

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https://apple.news/AF7bHa1OHRTCYo3Yy_d6gWQ

for those with the appropriate device.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 14/01/2022 23:58:14

Farmboy15/01/2022 00:47:00
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/01/2022 22:45:47:
Posted by Farmboy on 14/01/2022 12:04:07:

I am reminded of an interview with Elon Musk about artificial intelligence in which he suggested that as it develops there will come a time when we have to wonder "what is the point of us?" dont know

You could ask "What is the point of Elon Musk?"

N.

He's a strange and controversial character, but if you can overcome your prejudice for long enough to listen he does say some very deep and though-provoking things about our future. thinking

Oldiron15/01/2022 09:41:28
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Posted by Zan on 14/01/2022 12:54:49:

I’d like to look at this, but don’t like the cookies. Too many

Just go to manage cookies and turn as many on or off as you wish.

I imagine there are no more cookies on that site than on the many you visit everyday.

These cookies have been there for a long time it is only lately that sites have to tell you which cookies they have by law.

Also set cookie preferences to delete at PC shut down.

regards

Bo'sun15/01/2022 10:15:24
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Posted by Farmboy on 15/01/2022 00:47:00:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/01/2022 22:45:47:
Posted by Farmboy on 14/01/2022 12:04:07:

I am reminded of an interview with Elon Musk about artificial intelligence in which he suggested that as it develops there will come a time when we have to wonder "what is the point of us?" dont know

You could ask "What is the point of Elon Musk?"

N.

He's a strange and controversial character, but if you can overcome your prejudice for long enough to listen he does say some very deep and though-provoking things about our future. thinking

Have a look at the Panorama programme "The Electric Car Revolution: Winners & Losers". Mining cobalt for his car batteries. A disgusting way to treat people and make millions from it!

Circlip15/01/2022 10:54:05
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Elons blue sky thinking driverless cars are great thinking, just don't go out in a snowstorm. Puts a whole new twist on fair weather motoring.

Regards Ian.

pgk pgk15/01/2022 11:32:46
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Posted by Bo'sun on 15/01/2022 10:15:24:

Have a look at the Panorama programme "The Electric Car Revolution: Winners & Losers". Mining cobalt for his car batteries. A disgusting way to treat people and make millions from it

Panasonic and Tesla should be using cobalt free batteries from this year. But that won't stop the assorted 'disgusting way people are treated to make millions' or the way folk choose to be ignorant of the multitude of sins behind many consumer products owned for vanity and self gratification rather than real need.

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Just do a search for coffee slavery for instance, or look at the impact of US and other countries economic policies for the unwitting effect they often have on countries and pollution. The contemporary palm oil industry and even banana growing has a horrid history let alone the areas media highlights such as Asian clothing industries or Far Eastern consumer products.

pgk

MikeK15/01/2022 12:58:51
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Posted by Farmboy on 15/01/2022 00:47:00:

He's a strange and controversial character, but if you can overcome your prejudice for long enough to listen he does say some very deep and though-provoking things about our future. thinking

I have a prejudice against rich ego-maniacs who people worship because they foolishly equate making money with having brains. People need to stop listening to Elon Musk, Bill Gates, et. al. They are not experts. Prime example of Musk's very un-deep and moronic ideas about our future is nuking Mars. Or even colonizing Mars. Listen to experts. Musk is not one.

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