Accelerated (simulated) Evolution

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  1. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    I was watching this weeks "Through the Wormhole" about robots and holy fuck. These 2 robots taught themselves a new language and another one went through it's own learning process on how to walk. No instructions were given to it. Trial and error and memory were all it could use. Shit was crazy. If you're geeky check it out.
     
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    Saw Morgan Freeman promoting it on a late show last night... what network is it on?
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Science Channel. They are all good but this one freaked me out.
     
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    Big deal my Furby did that 10 years ago
     
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    Furby was pretty cool
     
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    I don't have a "Science Channel" on my HD menu :nocheer:
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    How did they teach themselves a language?
     
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    this makes me feel like a native American :worried:
     
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    They programmed basic sounds, like letters, into each then they would teach each other shit. Like one made up a word and raised its arms. The other had to learn that those sounds meant raise your arms. There was no direct programming telling them what to do. The little one learning how to walk was fucking cool. It was just flopping around and shit when they first fired it up and within minutes it could stand and move. Think about that for a second.
     
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    I am a native Merican.


    How.:coffee:
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    All the youtubes have been pulled :(
     
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    Is this show fiction that's like cgi animated or something? That language "learning" sounds like the debunked monkeys learning sign language shit from years ago.
     
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    have we established a good safe place?
     
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    Robots are going to kill us all.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    No, this is real shit. Ever seen the soccer playing robots???

    [video=youtube;z3VaUzltuyc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3VaUzltuyc[/video]
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Those soccer robots now communicate to each other wirelessly so they are sort of a single entity. If one breaks for a pass he can tell the others where he is going. There is 0.0 human interaction during all this. They decide everything.
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I've heard of the soccer playing robots, but i've never heard about a robot teaching itself how to walk or a making up a language.
     
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    Watch last nights show. Obviously it's primitive but at it's core it's cool as fuck.
     
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    I'll check to see when it's on. Hopefully they move away from fag sports in the future. :c
     
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    i don't think this is any different than how the AI works in a soccer video game.