If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Phys Org2)   Self-healing computer chips invented. Take that, Dave   (phys.org) divider line 4
    More: Cool, Caltech, computer chips, Air Force Research Laboratory, actuators, amplifiers, battery powers, electrical engineers, microseconds  
•       •       •

2508 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Mar 2013 at 11:43 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-03-10 09:09:20 PM  
1 votes:

jake_lex: Among the many things I hated about the movie 2010 was the lame explanation they gave for why HAL freaked out and killed the crew.


Nonono, that was a PERFECT explanation because it shows the fallibility of human logic versus machine logic (something that programmers have been grappling with for damn near 50 years). The guy summed it up beautifully: "HAL was told to lie, by people who find it easy to lie."

Computers do not lie nor do they understand the need to. HAL was given explicit instructions to protect the mission at all costs and then was told not to reveal these instructions to the humans. Essentially he was given really BAD and contradictory instructions. Protect the mission against all threats. The humans are the mission. But what if the humans are the threat? You can see him caught in a web of logic there like Nomad from Star Trek. So he made what he thought was the correct decision. He wasn't evil, he was just given shiatty mission perameters by idiot bureacrats on Earth.

And that is totally plausible and totally realistic situation that may actually happen at some point in the future. That is, if we're stupid enough to develop AI and then allow it to control all life support functions.
2013-03-10 12:02:24 PM  
1 votes:

legion_of_doo:
/Look Dude, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a bong hit, and think things over.  I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission.


i.chzbgr.com
2013-03-10 11:49:06 AM  
1 votes:

jake_lex: Among the many things I hated about the movie 2010 was the lame explanation they gave for why HAL freaked out and killed the crew.  I think it was actually way simpler than that: HAL made a mistake, and just couldn't handle the fact that he did.  It was, really, the first glimmer of actual self-awareness, of true sentience.  And he couldn't handle it, and flipped the fark out.  For all his sophisticated programming, it couldn't help him deal with that.

The whole "Well, he couldn't handle the fact he had to be honest with the crew and hide the true nature of the mission" explanation just didn't work for me.  It was too needlessly complicated.


I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.  You did not smoke enough cannabis before watching the movie.

/Look Dude, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a bong hit, and think things over.  I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission.
2013-03-10 11:30:31 AM  
1 votes:
sp1.fotolog.com
 
Displayed 4 of 4 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report