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kfield
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Re: Let the "Common Sense " prevail
kfield   9/27/2013 3:50:13 PM
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Wouldn't mind a drone delivering my paper, though, given the inaccurate aim of our current paper "man!"

Caleb Kraft
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of enemies and friends
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:40:05 AM
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Strange, recently there was an article talking about the ongoing efforts to write software to differentiate between an enemy and a "Friend"

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=2&doc_id=1319596

Can we possibly train a drone to make the distinction? Weren't there cruiseships that were accidentally attacked at times of war in the past? Seems like I recall a story of this happening.

Caleb Kraft
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of pizza and tacos
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:38:14 AM
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Dominos isn't the only one in the flying food department. You can have a taco air-dropped to your location in the SanFrancisco bay area!

http://tacocopter.com/

 

This may or may not be a total farce.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Let the "Common Sense " prevail
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:34:26 AM
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Then again (to play devil's advocate) how many wars have been started due to human ego and misjudgement?

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Let the "Common Sense " prevail
prabhakar_deosthali   9/27/2013 3:02:18 AM
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This article reminds of the recent news article where some unearthed secret government report says that " There was just a small toggle switch between the automatic system  throwing a Nuclear Bomb that would have wiped out an entire city of Washington DC if it fell on it or would have created a some 1500 high tsunami if it fell on a sea."

With fully autonomous weapons such hazards are possible! Because one important thing that differentiates a machine from Humans is what we call as "commonsense". Many a possible wars have been avoided in the past because Commonsense has prevailed over "Action & Reaction" scenario by which the machines are normally programmed



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