Register    Login    Search    FAQ   Arcade 

Welcome
You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, register and join our community today

When posting to this forum you agree to the following conditions

a-
you shall not use the Sites or the Interactive Services to transmit or knowingly or recklessly receive (or knowingly or recklessly authorise or permit any other person to receive or transmit) material which is obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including copyright) or otherwise violates any applicable law or regulation or code, or which makes excessive demands for bandwidth or contains any virus or which may otherwise impair or harm this forum or any third party computer system.

b -
In view of the vast flow of information transmitted via this forum each day, it is not technically possible nor economically feasible to monitor all materials that pass through the system (including, without limitation, all views and/or comments therein). Hawkwind believes that the onus for ensuring that material presented on the Internet is legal rests with the original content provider, and we will not limit access to material unless notified that it is illegal. Notwithstanding, Hawkwind shall have the right to remove any items it believes may be illegal.


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: BBC Radio 5 Live uses "Robot" as a news item intro
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 10, 2007 11:30 am
Posts: 4210
Location: UK - N Devon
Listening to Radio 5 Live while driving, earlier, I was surprised when they started playing a bit of "Robot" - the part where Bob's singing about the Three Laws. I was also a bit worried! The presenter then told us something to the effect that that was space-rock band Hawkwind, and then she namechecked Calvert, then said something like "where Hawkwind lead, the E.U. [European Union] is bound to follow."

I was deeply puzzled by now, but it turned out politicians have been discussing robot safety.

The news story is also *here* and this is an extract:

Politicians in Europe are warning that EU-wide rules on robots and artificial intelligence need to be introduced. MEPs have been discussing if to give robots legal status as "electronic persons", and they're also considering if they should be fitted with a kill switch in case humans need to take back control.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BBC Radio 5 Live uses "Robot" as a news item intro
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:12 pm
Posts: 1715
Location: London
There seems to be a definite economic drive behind the development of intelligent robotic technologies - personally, I think an 'off' switch is a good idea.

Even better might be actually paying human beings to work in a sustainable economy.

This post from last month links to a very interesting piece - 'The Rise of the Robots' - which itself contains links to many other interesting pieces.....

post127231.html#p127231


Even more worrying is the seemingly inevitable move towards 'killer robots' - robotic military drone technology with the ability to make decisions on when and who to attack.


Ned Ludd may have had the right idea. :wink:

_________________
http://stevebaker.bandcamp.com/
http://soundcloud.com/steam-abacus


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

Board index » Test category 1 » Hawkwind Chat


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Donate Now
Donate Now

suspicion-preferred