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(Japan Times)   AI journal apologizes for enhancing January issue with cover illustration of robot cleaning woman with electric cable running out of her back   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 40
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2014-01-11 08:33:00 AM
The Major doesn't do floors.

www.badhaven.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-11 08:58:20 AM
It's just silly.  That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.
 
2014-01-11 10:14:27 AM
THAT'S what Japan considers sexist?  Are we talking about the same Japan, with the weird porn, and the used underwear?  That's all okay?

But a lady robot holding a broom is causing outrage??
 
2014-01-11 10:49:08 AM

PanicMan: THAT'S what Japan considers sexist?  Are we talking about the same Japan, with the weird porn, and the used underwear?  That's all okay?

But a lady robot holding a broom is causing outrage??


This appears to be an academic journal. Academic circles tend to be home of the most easily offended and vocal feminists. And since the readership is so low, the publishers have to pretend to care.

For the rest of Japanese society (and in particular, anime) this wouldn't even register.
 
2014-01-11 10:52:08 AM

PanicMan: THAT'S what Japan considers sexist?  Are we talking about the same Japan, with the weird porn, and the used underwear?  That's all okay?

But a lady robot holding a broom is causing outrage??


Just pixelate the broom, problem solved.
 
2014-01-11 10:55:16 AM

PanicMan: THAT'S what Japan considers sexist?  Are we talking about the same Japan, with the weird porn, and the used underwear?  That's all okay?

But a lady robot holding a broom is causing outrage??


i.imgur.com

You put a attractive, doe-eyed young woman on the cover holding a sweeping brush and with a thick cable plugged into her back. You don't find that offensive? You don't find that sexist?

This is *2014*! Come on!

That's *right*, it's 2014! Get out of the '80s. We don't have this mentality anymore!

Well, you should have seen the cover they *wanted* to do! It wasn't a *cable* plugged into her *back*, believe me.
 
2014-01-11 11:00:44 AM
Came to see robot clean woman, leaving disappointed. Damn lying headlines.
 
2014-01-11 11:02:12 AM
I thought the robot was going to be cleaning a woman.

*sigh*
 
2014-01-11 11:04:06 AM
CLEANING WOMAN!
 
2014-01-11 11:05:37 AM

vpb: It's just silly.  That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.




That is EXACTLY what I'd use a fem-bot for.
Cooking, cleaning, fetching beer.

/You can get sex anywhere, but you can't get a sammich these days.
 
2014-01-11 11:13:51 AM

Sybarite: The Major doesn't do floors.

[www.badhaven.com image 480x384]



Done in one.


Clicked in for Motoko, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-11 11:18:31 AM
She's kind of saxy.
 
2014-01-11 11:36:11 AM

cgraves67: I thought the robot was going to be cleaning a woman.

*sigh*


I also thought that's what the headline was saying, at first.

/no Plug tag?!
 
2014-01-11 11:38:16 AM
Well, so what? What's wrong with bein' sexy?
 
2014-01-11 12:01:44 PM
She went from suck to blow!
 
2014-01-11 12:10:25 PM
I think the editors of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology paid them to put it on the cover as a Rorschach test.

/worked well identifying the pervs here
//of course three posters were aroused in the thread about unemployment numbers
 
2014-01-11 12:15:18 PM

Parthenogenetic: You put a attractive, doe-eyed young woman on the cover holding a sweeping brush and with a thick cable plugged into her back. You don't find that offensive?


I find it offensive that in this day and age that biatch isn't running on batteries. Do you have any idea how impractical is it for a servant to have to haul around that huge cable?
 
2014-01-11 12:18:54 PM

Oldiron_79: CLEANING WOMAN PERSON!


FTFY, sexist pig.
 
2014-01-11 12:19:55 PM

way south: vpb: It's just silly.  That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.



That is EXACTLY what I'd use a fem-bot for.
Cooking, cleaning, fetching beer.

/You can get sex anywhere, but you can't get a sammich these days.


Never trust anyone to make your sandwich. They'll make it wrong.
 
2014-01-11 12:26:22 PM
 
2014-01-11 12:47:02 PM
Why can't I get a straight answer on why people insist on going by what something means to them instead of what it's intended to mean?
 
2014-01-11 12:49:36 PM
Are they sure the problem wasn't that she was reading a book when she should have been cleaning? Or maybe that a robot wouldn't have any use for reading a book?
 
2014-01-11 12:57:52 PM

Chevello: Are they sure the problem wasn't that she was reading a book when she should have been cleaning? Or maybe that a robot wouldn't have any use for reading a book?


I think she was going to shove the book into her mouth which contains rotating blades that grind up garabage.
 
2014-01-11 01:08:39 PM

Oldiron_79: CLEANING WOMAN!


His room smelled like the number on the door.
 
2014-01-11 01:23:28 PM
This is just guerilla marketing for a new line of Japanese robot geishas.
 
2014-01-11 02:20:14 PM
Why the fark can't a robot be a woman? What's wrong with that? In fact I find this empowering to female robots everywhere, they've been depicted as overly male in the media for far too long, women everywhere should be rejoicing that they're finally starting to break into one of the last bastions of the patriarchy, robots. Hell they might even be able to finally break into the highly coveted janitorial positions that have long been held by men. This was a resounding step forward for women everywhere and these complainers are surely patriarchy plants meant to brainwash women into thinking they're not good enough for janitorial positions or that robots can't be female.
 
2014-01-11 02:24:55 PM

Grandiloquent Grapefruit: Why the fark can't a robot be a woman? What's wrong with that? In fact I find this empowering to female robots everywhere, they've been depicted as overly male in the media for far too long, women everywhere should be rejoicing that they're finally starting to break into one of the last bastions of the patriarchy, robots. Hell they might even be able to finally break into the highly coveted janitorial positions that have long been held by men. This was a resounding step forward for women everywhere and these complainers are surely patriarchy plants meant to brainwash women into thinking they're not good enough for janitorial positions or that robots can't be female.


Cleaning robots should be male because of their groinal socket attachments.
 
2014-01-11 02:39:28 PM
At least they didn't show the vacuum attachment.
 
2014-01-11 02:44:11 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Parthenogenetic: You put a attractive, doe-eyed young woman on the cover holding a sweeping brush and with a thick cable plugged into her back. You don't find that offensive?

I find it offensive that in this day and age that biatch isn't running on batteries. Do you have any idea how impractical is it for a servant to have to haul around that huge cable?


You would let some humongous stud fix the cable on your sexymaidbot? I guess you can call yourself a manputer manbot.
 
2014-01-11 03:15:51 PM
why so vertical?
 
2014-01-11 03:54:38 PM
home.earthlink.net
 
2014-01-11 05:25:32 PM

cgraves67: I thought the robot was going to be cleaning a woman.

*sigh*


i1.ytimg.com
What a robot cleaning a woman might look like...
 
2014-01-11 05:28:14 PM
Didn't even need to click the link to know this had to be Japanese.
 
2014-01-11 08:49:08 PM
www.tofugu.com
 
2014-01-11 11:51:14 PM
Why couldn't they just use a photo of an actual cleaning robot?

www.robotreviews.com
 
2014-01-12 12:25:12 AM

way south: vpb: It's just silly.  That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.

That is EXACTLY what I'd use a fem-bot for.
Cooking, cleaning, fetching beer.

/You can get sex anywhere, but you can't get a sammich these days.



This.  The late night booty call is easy.  But if I call a girl up at 11pm and ask her to come over and clean my house and cook for me, that's when I get my face slapped and she won't talk to me again.
 
2014-01-12 12:29:21 AM

anfrind: Why couldn't they just use a photo of an actual cleaning robot?


I think the idea was supposed to be artificial intelligence, not rechargeable vacuum cleaner.
 
2014-01-12 03:41:13 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: anfrind: Why couldn't they just use a photo of an actual cleaning robot?

I think the idea was supposed to be artificial intelligence, not rechargeable vacuum cleaner.


Technically those robots do have AI.
I mean, he's got a point in that being intelligent doesn't have to be associated with having a human form.

/Some might say the two rarely appear together in nature.
 
2014-01-12 04:17:01 AM

way south: Technically those robots do have AI.



Eh, It follows a deterministic program to perform a specific task  If it gets stuck on a ledge one time, it will do it again next time.  It has about as much AI as a dot matrix printer from 1985.

I suppose just about anyone can come up with their own personal criteria for AI.  So is there no hard line between right and wrong here.  But most persons who are reasonably informed on the subject would require some element of learning, memory, decision making based on experience, pattern recognition, etc.  Some would go even further and say a machine would have to pass a Turing Test while communicating with humans (though I consider the hypothetical Turing Test biased and severely flawed myself.)  Very very few would consider a deterministic appliance running on a 8 bit embedded microcontroller AI.
 
2014-01-12 11:39:52 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: way south: Technically those robots do have AI.


Eh, It follows a deterministic program to perform a specific task  If it gets stuck on a ledge one time, it will do it again next time.  It has about as much AI as a dot matrix printer from 1985.

I suppose just about anyone can come up with their own personal criteria for AI.  So is there no hard line between right and wrong here.  But most persons who are reasonably informed on the subject would require some element of learning, memory, decision making based on experience, pattern recognition, etc.  Some would go even further and say a machine would have to pass a Turing Test while communicating with humans (though I consider the hypothetical Turing Test biased and severely flawed myself.)  Very very few would consider a deterministic appliance running on a 8 bit embedded microcontroller AI.




Its what people would call it from the programming side tho. Whether the machine is using learned behavior or pre programmed experience, its trying to simulate intelligent actions.
True intelligence is beyond the reach of our best computers, so the most we can do is fake it. The chipset in those things is just good enough to simulate being a relatively smart roach.

/I think if we ever made an artificial intelligence that met all of our expectations, it would be insulting to call it "artificial".
 
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