Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the Workforce

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Pax the Sectoid, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    Was thinking of creating research paper on Robotics in society for fun and curiosity's sake and I need some opinions, predictions, and thoughts on its usage and possible ramifications in the industry.
    Preferably your arguments/reasons for and against its usage, and maybe some news on how close/far we are from reaching true human-like mechanisms.
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    "Creating research paper for fun", looks to ask randos on an Internet messaging board for their opinions.
    Well, about as good as any sociology paper, I guess.
     
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  3. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Will you count us all as co-authors?
     
  4. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    Only really looking for reasons people have for their dislike of it mostly not facts but more of some sort of semi survey. Your opinion especially is something that interests me since iirc, you have a dislike of robotics in industry and stuff despite being probably the only legit scientist here.
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I don't have a dislike of robotics in industry, quite the opposite actually. But I have a buzzword allergy, and I dislike marketing bullshit and laymen believing the marketing bullshit.
    The problem with robotics and "artificial intelligence" and their effect on the industry is that it's a lot more complicated than "Nobody needs to work anymore and machines will magically create money so we can all marx out". The amount of work that goes into any automated process is staggering, and it will not become less any time soon, no matter how much the retards are screaming for UBI.
     
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  6. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    You see how it works is, first they install a shitty industrial robot in a factory. However, it isn't the 'engineer-types' who operate these robots or even stay in their vicinity. Other people operate them and stay in their vicinity. These other people are people with trade school -level education. So, eventually when there is a nasty-ass accident with the shitty industrial robot, it rips someone's arm off and there's blood and shit and bone shards all over the place, it won't be the engineer's arm the robot rips off.

    But hey, at least there's no UBI so I guess everything is great! :V
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's not how it works at all, but hey, at least you spouted some random bullshit again, so your day is saved.
    I hope you get cancer.
     
  8. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    As someone who has watched a lot of sci-fi in the 90's I got one word,

    Terminators!
     
  9. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I raise you Class of 1999.
     
  10. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    I thought of bringing that one up, but figured it was so obscure most would not recognize it. But ex-military combat robots teaching high school, just awesome.
     
  11. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 3, 2018
    Combat Robots are overrated.
    This is what society needs right now:
     
  12. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    The more obscure, the more patrician the taste.
     
  13. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    "WARNING: Graphic

    A Chinese factory worker has survived being skewered with 10 metal spikes when a robot malfunctioned."


    "Mr Zhou was lucky not to suffer the same fate as American factory worker Wanda Holbrook. The maintenance technician was killed by rogue robot who had veered into the area she was working in and crushed her head.

    The 57-year-old was inspecting machinery in an area where components were assembled when the robot “took Wanda by surprise, entering the section she was working in”, court documents filed at the time said.

    In 2015, another car industry worker, this time in Germany, was also killed by a robot.

    The unnamed 22-year-old man was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot at a Volkswagen plant when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.
    Last year, a construction worker miraculously survived after he was electrocuted, thrown from his workstation and then impaled through the anus by a four-foot steel bar."

    Dhuuude...:-(
     
  14. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    There seems to be a common factor of cheap Chinese terminators killing people there. Maybe if the glorious socialist/capitalist (or whatever Crni thinks about it) nation of China made better terminators this would not happen.
     
  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    China is notorious for supremely shitty working conditions and lack of safety precautions. Robots are as safe or unsafe as any machine and require safety protocols. I'd argue that more people lose fingers in lathes than people getting hurt by robot arms simply because you mostly don't have to be near the robot when it is in operations.
    The german robot manufacturer Kuka now belongs to a chinese consortium. Maybe they'll get more reliable robots now (doesn't prevent them from ignoring safety precautions, though).
     
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  16. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    I think they should have stuff like, oh I don't know, like, trade unions, and stuff, in China. Instead of the rampant, destructive, chaos known as unregulated free market capitalism, which is turning this planet into a living HELL!
     
  17. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I'm pretty sure China itself is one giant death maze where walking down the side walk can see you fall into a sink hole full of bowling water or shopping at the mall runs the chance of you being eaten alive by an escalator.
     
  18. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    The Kool-Aid is strong with this one.
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Just ignore him. He's either off his meds again or it's his attempt at trolling.
     
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  20. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    Jul 29, 2016
    I know, I know, but its so hard.