Sunday, March 15, 2015

First World Protests

Someone tell me that this was a gag or troll attempt please.

USA Today: Protesters stage anti-robot rally at SXSW

"I say robot, you say no-bot!"

The chant reverberated through the air near the entrance to the SXSW tech and entertainment festival here.

About two dozen protesters, led by a computer engineer, echoed that sentiment in their movement against artificial intelligence.

"This is is about morality in computing," said Adam Mason, 23, who organized the protest.

Signs at the scene reflected the mood. "Stop the Robots." "Humans are the future."

If this was a parody of the innumerable SJW protests and assorted silliness that has been going on, then well played indeed.

If not, well, then it looks like the SJW-tpes and professional protesters and hand-wringers have found a new silicone-based bandwagon to jump on.

At least it's a cause that should give them some mileage. After all, the current developments in artificial intelligence have already created greater intelligence in computers than these protesters have naturally.


Old NFO said...

YGTBSM... Sigh...

Glenn B said...

They can protest all they want on this one and they have my support for what little it is worth. Do you really want robotic cops issuing tickets or smashing down doors and making decisions on whether or not to shoot people - I sure don't but I believe it will come to it. Of course, if for a moment, I thought, the government would never be allowed to use robots as law enforcers or in any sort of regulatory or intelligence gathering positions then I would be okay with them.