Creepy laughter heard from your AI (Artificial Intelligence) friend unexpectedly; alarms going off at unscheduled times – welcome to the world of Amazon’s “Alexa”.
Ah…isn’t technology grand? Not only has it turned even members of the elderly generation into mindless freaks staring at a “smartphone” screen all day, now it’s turning on its own and delivering a creepy baby or sinister laugh at the most inopportune times, like when one is nodding off for 6 to 8 hours of detachment from their tether line to the matrix.
Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness today in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.” – via theverge.com
Well, there it is. Nothing to see here, please move along. Amazon has this fix “in hand.”
Now, whether Amazon’s latest venture into correcting its dystopian offerings will be handled personally by its CEO, Jeff Bezos, whose fortune leapt to $39 Billion, the biggest one year gain ever, or whether the task of fixing their bullshit offerings will be left to its rank and file employees, many of whom are on food stamps, wasn’t reported.
But let’s not just pick on Amazon in the world of all things related to the creepy, gee-whiz world of technology.
Google continues to dally in the world of weaponized AI, with hardly a whimper of concern from the public. Of course, how could they protest…people can’t pull their heads up from reading the latest text from god knows whom about the latest restaurant they ate sushi at. It’s so cool!
Only months after it was disclosed that the Pentagon was using artificial intelligence (AI) to hunt for terrorists, officials have now acknowledged that Google has been collaborating with the Department of Defense to use AI in analyzing drone footage. The disclosure comes amid an uproar among Google employees who aren’t happy to be assisting in the development of military applications. via antimedia.org
Ah, come on Google employees…who really cares. Isn’t it splendidly shit-worthy to be working deeply in the matrix, helping the deep state to kill off the planet’s more “questionable” inhabitants. Extinguishing the lives of innocents across the globe is what it’s all about in the modern era… right?
When multiple anonymous Google employees expressed outrage over the disclosure, as Gizmodo first reported, a company spokesman issued the following statement:
“We have long worked with government agencies to provide technology solutions. This specific project is a pilot with the Department of Defense, to provide open source TensorFlow APIs that can assist in object recognition on unclassified data,” the spokesperson said. “The technology flags images for human review, and is for non-offensive uses only. Military use of machine learning naturally raises valid concerns. We’re actively discussing this important topic internally and with others as we continue to develop policies and safeguards around the development and use of our machine learning technologies.”
Wow! New depths into the stinkiest of guano.
Tonight’s musical offering:
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini ~ BBC Proms ~ Stephen Hough: Piano ~ (final magnificent 10 minutes ~ headphones on, with full volume cranked, especially for the final 3 minutes)
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