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(The New York Times)   Digidog, the NYPD robotic dog, stirs privacy concerns and whether John Conner will come back and put a bullet in its brain to save us from the coming terminator apocalypse   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2021-02-28 11:41:07 AM  
36 votes:
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That's not a robot dog, that's a robot pig.
 
2021-02-28 3:09:18 PM  
22 votes:
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The trick is to put banana peels in their path. Robot dogs don't look down.
 
2021-02-28 11:32:04 AM  
17 votes:
some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool

Oh come on, if you can't trust the NYPD then who can you trust?
 
2021-02-28 3:06:04 PM  
12 votes:
Amateurs LOL

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2021-02-28 6:03:28 PM  
8 votes:
Send it to Philly...


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2021-02-28 2:53:54 PM  
8 votes:
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2021-02-28 2:54:27 PM  
7 votes:
No digidog, now doubt
 
2021-02-28 2:59:38 PM  
6 votes:

Jack Sabbath: NYPD didn't watch Black Mirror, eh?

Or they did, which is much worse.

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2021-02-28 2:53:17 PM  
5 votes:
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2021-02-28 2:05:25 PM  
5 votes:
 
2021-02-28 3:10:49 PM  
4 votes:
RoboCop punch through wall, hostage situation scene 1987 online video cutter com
Youtube uMCdRSnbTow
 
2021-02-28 3:08:13 PM  
4 votes:
I want steak. You have thirty seconds to comply.
 
2021-02-28 2:49:20 PM  
4 votes:
I am 100% stealing the first cop bot I see on the street.
And I will mount its head upon my wall
 
2021-02-28 5:16:27 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-02-28 4:50:15 PM  
3 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: The police K9 core forming a union in 3......2......1......


I think you mean 0011, 0010, 0001
 
2021-02-28 4:19:34 PM  
3 votes:
I mean the hysterical part about this whole thing is how it played out:

NYPD: Hey, we are listening, look at how we used this new tool so we didn't have to send officers in and potentially escalate the situation. Its not very expensive, gives us some abilities that don't put officers in harms way, allows us to open up lines of communication so we can de-escalate stuff, and its kind of neat and cute

People that asked the NYPD to solve those issues: YOU ARE SENDING KILLER ROBOTS AFTER THE POOR

NYPD: This is why we beat you
 
2021-02-28 3:49:42 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-02-28 3:03:08 PM  
3 votes:
Digidogs, digital puppers, Digidogs are the champions!
 
2021-02-28 2:47:44 PM  
3 votes:

Sarah Jessica Farker: [Link][Fark user image image 598x633]
https://twitter.com/LenKusov/status/13​64640007101775872?s=20


Which will be considered murdering a law enforcement officer and punished accordingly.
 
2021-02-28 1:39:29 PM  
3 votes:

scumm: null: That's not a robot dog, that's a robot pig.

Yes, my first reaction. PigDog.


RoboPigCop.
 
2021-02-28 9:20:42 PM  
2 votes:
BigDog Beta (High Quality) - early Big Dog quadruped robot testing
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2021-02-28 8:25:00 PM  
2 votes:
I think what the NYPD needs to do is team up with someone with a good voice for the thing.....

Think about it.....this thing rolls in and, in Morgan Freeman's Voice....

"Hello.....I know things are tense right now, but i'm here to help you out of it. We don't want to see anyone get hurt. I want to have your trust....but i know i need to earn it.....so let me tell you a story...."

And then, i don't know, you play a summary of shawshank or something. Whatever. I think it would make everyone cool off a bit if a robot dog voiced by morgan freeman rolled up on your crazy ass situation.
 
2021-02-28 4:42:27 PM  
2 votes:
The police K9 core forming a union in 3......2......1......
 
2021-02-28 3:40:02 PM  
2 votes:
So is this thing programmed to also give probable cause on demand?
 
2021-02-28 3:14:05 PM  
2 votes:
What kind of dumbshiat system would rather spend the money on policing than upfront on education and social justice. Seems kinda backwards.
 
2021-02-28 2:48:06 PM  
2 votes:
I blame Adam Savage.
 
2021-02-28 2:12:03 PM  
2 votes:

Barfmaker: some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool

Oh come on, if you can't trust the NYPD then who can you trust?


I will just be happy if they don't program Robo Pig to kill black people on sight.
 
2021-02-28 9:35:42 PM  
1 vote:

gamergirl23: LineNoise: gamergirl23:

You're talking about that particular use, and I'm talking about future uses. No one trusts them anymore in the Bronx especially.

The alternative was a dude in serious body armor with a big gun kicking in a door.

No matter what side i'm on, i'll take the robot packing a camera as the alternative.

You seem to trust them to keep it to only that scenario. I honestly hope you're right.


What exactly do you think they're going to do with a robot dog that they aren't already doing with a dozen other different things?  Do you think they're going to have a robot dog patrol or something?  Weaponize the robot dog and have bees shoot out of its mouth?  If this was some kind of flying drone, I'd be a little more concerned.  I just cant think of anything more they would do with this robot dog that they aren't already doing.
 
2021-02-28 8:43:56 PM  
1 vote:

MDI_BugMan: Send it to Philly...Detroit




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2021-02-28 8:11:20 PM  
1 vote:
gamergirl23:

I get sending in robots in hostage situations, but nobody trusts the NYPD not to abuse whatever power they're given, especially here.

I agree. The NYPD has miles upon miles to go to build trust.

WHICH IS WHY THEY SENT IN A farkING ROBOT.
 
2021-02-28 4:44:28 PM  
1 vote:
I'd also be curious as to AOC's suggestion on how to handle the situations they use and plan on using it for?

We have a barricaded suspect. Send in a social worker, representatives of all major faiths, translators for all spoken languages just in case the rabbi doesn't speak Swahili, and that is what we are up against, and also we have backup teams of varying degrees of personal identity standing by.

Lot of people to fit in a pre-war hallway.

Or we send in the farking robot dog and figure it out with the right folks over zoom.
 
2021-02-28 4:36:09 PM  
1 vote:

LineNoise: leeksfromchichis: That robot money could be better spent elsewhere and other groups could use a robot better if it were even free.

I be you could use a robot.....if you know what i mean


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2021-02-28 4:34:14 PM  
1 vote:
So, what will the punishment be if someone knocks this over?
$50,000 and 5 years?
 
2021-02-28 4:09:39 PM  
1 vote:

LineNoise: moothemagiccow: We bought this $5 million dollar robocopdog instead of funding health insurance

It was 50k.

Far less than the cost of a cop salary, let alone a cop or other person being injured and suing the city.

Also it was paid for with city money.


That's the problem.

The city paid public services money for it instead of something not from a dystopian wank fantasy.

The actual cost is irrelevant.  A penny is infinitely too expensive morally, till the rest of society is fixed.
 
2021-02-28 3:59:44 PM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: We bought this $5 million dollar robocopdog instead of funding health insurance


It was 50k.

Far less than the cost of a cop salary, let alone a cop or other person being injured and suing the city.

Also it was paid for with city money.
 
2021-02-28 3:41:45 PM  
1 vote:

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Username checks out
 
2021-02-28 3:23:03 PM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: We bought this $5 million dollar robocopdog instead of funding health insurance


Meatbags are obsolete. Robots are future.
 
2021-02-28 3:15:07 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, based on past history I'm kind of shocked the police haven't already taken care of it for us.
 
2021-02-28 3:06:51 PM  
1 vote:
John is too young.  Only Sarah Conner can stop this powerful robot.  Where is she?
 
2021-02-28 2:55:12 PM  
1 vote:

Barfmaker: some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool

Oh come on, if you can't trust the NYPD then who can you trust?


You mean these fine, upstanding people?
https://www.documentjournal.com/2020/​0​7/a-new-law-seeks-to-expose-the-nypds-​secret-surveillance-technology/
 
2021-02-28 2:45:50 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah what we really need now is the beta version of an autonomous kill-bot in our police forces. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2021-02-28 12:40:45 PM  
1 vote:
That expanding foam in a can will shut it down.
 
2021-02-28 12:34:12 PM  
1 vote:
NYPD didn't watch Black Mirror, eh?

Or they did, which is much worse.

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2021-02-28 12:31:10 PM  
1 vote:
Is the best response to "the police get too much funding" really to buy a robot dog?
 
2021-02-28 11:34:35 AM  
1 vote:
Robodog will need a police escort at all times or Jimmy Hoffa will adopt it.
 
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2021-02-28 11:22:09 AM  
1 vote:
My biggest concern is that it gets all the Pookas.
 
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