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Skynet on the X-Files
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:18:24 PM »
I just watched an episode of the new X-Files series. The onscreen synopsis said something about a cat-and-mouse game with the collision of AI and automation. (Nice reminder that they are two different things...) Apparently at some point -- I didn't see the beginning of the episode -- Mulder skipped tipping thru some restaurant's app, and things just escalated quickly until it was like Skynet was sending its full arsenal after him and Scully. Well, *a* full arsenal at least -- all sizes of drones, a robo-vacuum, cell phones, televisions, the engine computer on Scully's car, and dozens of little robots in the factory they were taking refuge in. Interesting and silly the way it all ended...
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Re: Skynet on the X-Files
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 02:36:57 PM »
That's kind of relevant to my interests...I might have to catch it sometime.

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Re: Skynet on the X-Files
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 04:57:52 PM »
I've been using an app for a local taxi service for fairly short rides, and each time when I rate the driver the app asks me "are you sure you don't want to tip your driver?" Maybe I'd better start 😆