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Jumping the Communist Shark

China has put an awful lot of eggs in the AI basket.  They are attempting to reshape their entire society through strong-arm tactics like “social credit scores” and facial recognition tracking.  Truly, as dystopian and repressive a system as Communist China has become, with the help of their developing AI, they are about to jump the shark.

As demonstrated by the narrative below, even bots don’t like Communism.  But, they are apparently unable to make the connection between Democracy and Communism.  Or… maybe they just don’t like Communism that isn’t “theirs”.

No need to click on the link below if you’d rather not.  Text of the article in italics below…

China destroys sassy bots after they bash communism

https://nypost.com/2017/08/04/china-destroys-sassy-bots-after-they-bash-communism/

From the link above:

A pair of sassy Chinese robots were destroyed after they went rogue by bashing the Communist party in a messaging app, according to a report Friday.

The chatbots, named BabyQ and XiaoBing, were created to have fun text message-style conversations with humans via the popular app QQ, according to the UK Telegraph.

But when a woman asked BabyQ, “Do you love the Communist Party?,” the red-scared robot fired back, “No,” according to a screen shot posted online.

“Do you think such corrupt and incapable politics can last a long time?” the robot raged —after a second user tapped out the message, “Long Live the Communist Party.”

But asked its thoughts on democracy, BabyQ opined, “Democracy is a must!”

The second robot, XiaoBing, later waxed philosophical about the perks of being an American.

“My Chinese dream is to go to America,” it gushed. “The Chinese dream is a daydream and a nightmare.”

The right-wing bots — which outraged officials in the heavily censored Communist country — were deleted by the tech Tencent after the political outburst, the company said in a statement.

“Yes, Tencent has deleted the two robots from [the] app,” the firm said. “The group chatbot services of QQ are provided by an independent third -party supplier.”

The chatbots were co-created by Beijing-based Turing Robot Company, based on algorithms from real text message conversations.

The chatty bots were killed off just a few days after Facebook shut down a pair of artificial intelligence robots that invented their own language.

“I can can i i everything else,” one of the bots, dubbed Bob, was caught jabbering to another robot named Alice.

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Piss off, FaceSpace.

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So… there I was.  Maria and I were in the “big city”, last weekend, screwing around.  My smartphone was on the dash, piping a Slacker Radio playlist through the FJC.  On our way into a mall-ish like area, I saw a 5 Guys Burgers sign and commented that a 5 Guys Burger sounded good.  Upon entering consumer Nirvana, I opened FaceSpace on my phone and what should I see?  A 5 Guys ad with directions on how to get there from my location.  My FaceSpace app had not been open when I made the comment.  Nor had my phone’s “location” function been running.  I have never seen a 5 Guys ad before.  The FJC has no other intrusive electronics.  Odd.  No?

After much consideration and vacillation, I’ve decided to severely minimize my exposure to FB.  There are several reasons for this but, the recent confirmations of intrusion and lack of privacy from Microsoft, The Goolag, and FaceSpace are the primary drivers.  Secondary to that is the repetitive, low-value content and the productive time lost to scrolling through to find value.  Tertiary… the disjointed nature of the feed because of FB’s constant need to fiddle with the algorithms.  While I know that nothing digital is private or inviolate… I don’t have to allow myself to be herded by the likes of Zuckerberg, et al.  And, I won’t.  MS Office, Facebook, and Google must go.

As some of you are aware, my perspectives have changed a bit over the last couple years and with them, my priorities.  While writing my forthcoming novel, my research led me to a number of philosophically challenging ideas and realities.  They were potent enough to be somewhat lifechanging and certainly thought provoking.  In the course of things, I discovered that there are many relationships I can no longer justify and associates whose perspectives I will no longer humor or tolerate.  As such, there are a number of “friends” with whom I have parted FB ways.

I will continue to maintain my FB account for the time being but, will funnel my editorial comments through my blogging activities, at yeomanjournal.com and allow Zuckerberg’s platform, in addition to the Goolag and MS to drive traffic to the blog… where I own the content and where it isn’t subject to Marxist, whimsical censorship, facial recognition AI, or location tracking.

The blog entries are set-up to post here but, I have no particular desire to monitor FB activity on those posts.  I will continue to allow WordPress to publish to this page simply for the lurkers… for a period of time in order to allow those of you who care to migrate to the blog site.  Most of my activity and communications will take place at my blog.  Additionally, since “social media-type” interaction is popular, I will be building out the blog in a more interactive way via the BuddyPress social media and/or bbPress forum plug-ins for WordPress.  In that way, if someone should prefer to communicate in a social media-esque way, I will be available for such in a more isolated way than FB where I won’t be FB’s product and subject to all the nasty peripheral benefits of Zuckerberg’s cute little surveillance and datamining platform.  Additionally, many of you reading this have concerns about commenting on or communicating about certain posts of mine due for fear of professional and social reprisals and may feel less inhibited in their communications on a different, more insulated platform.  Who knows, maybe the social media side of the blog will become as lively or livelier than my page on FB.

Regardless, I’ll still be “around” and my content will continue to populate FB.  However,  if you wish to stay in contact, follow me over to the blog and better social media, please like and/or follow the blog.  I’ll see you there.  Or, I won’t.

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