[–] derram 42 points (+45|-3)  ago 

[–] theangstofmen 12 points (+16|-4)  ago  (edited  ago)

How ironic is it that one of "our bots" is doing, and being praised for, the work of a historian?

Thanks again @derram.

[–] 1moar -1 points (+6|-7)  ago 

'an historian.' Sorry man, really. Wouldn't normally do it but this one catches me in the craw.

[–] Ho-Lee-Fuk 30 points (+30|-0)  ago 

Jesus christ we are all so fucked. This is to the level it will just be used to control everyone's brains from when they are kids. This is practically the end of free will. I need a Faraday cage case for my phone and a Halloween mask just to go out for a burger.

[–] Broc_Lia 20 points (+20|-0)  ago 

It's creepy as hell, but there is hope: Individuals as a whole as well as society in general have an immune response to advertising. Advertising tactics and social engineering techniques such as these only remain effective for a few years before people learn to tune them out.

For example, back when email was new and people were used to only receiving mail from people they knew, it was highly effective to spam mass emails about being mentioned in the will of a distant relative, or a notice that they had won a diversity visa and needed to make a down-payment.

Then a few people got burned, went public about it, and gradually everyone started taking the contents of their mailbox with a pinch of salt. The same applies to this, people will be taken by surprise at first, but gradually they'll come to recognise attempts to insert advertising or skew their sympathies towards a product. By the time our grandchildren are playing games techniques like this will be considered laughably obvious.

Same goes for ideological manipulation. Posters like theseJPG which worked wonders in the 1910s would be rejected as blatant propaganda and fearmongering today.

[–] Yuke 8 points (+8|-0)  ago 

But...with the application of AI that target is always being drawn on our backs (or should that be faces?). It is also continually analyzing and learning. Just because we get savvy to the well-established or found-out advertising methods doesn't mean they ever stop, in fact, as this shows, it will only get more and more severe.

The level of intrusiveness on display here is highly disturbing and it makes me lose faith in humanity that there are people out there right now thinking these things and NOT seeing how they are systematically ruining the world with what they are doing. Anything for a sale, huh?

[–] albatrosv15 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

People still buy into this shit. Look at memes posted every day.

[–] 3TrillionPotatoes 3 points (+3|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

I need a Faraday cage case for my phone and a Halloween mask just to go out for a burger.

You would also need to pay with cash given to you by somebody else or use an ATM (possibly even several accounts and go through several people but that's just a matter of time until they can lay out your money web) in a different location (each time you withdraw money) from where you live.

They can and do track purchases as part of the information they "aren't" using to build profiles on people.
What you buy and where you buy it is information that they want to control as well.

[–] CaptainChurch 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

It's not a they, it's an "it."

[–] MockingDead 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Hope comes from being a cynical asshole who can't be sold to. Or being broke with low credit.

[–] Usereman 17 points (+17|-0)  ago 

Remember when microsoft wanted you to buy an Xbox One with KINECT constantly connected even when you didn't use the console ? To listen, store and film what the fuck was happening in the house , 24/7 ?

[–] knightwarrior41 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 


[–] NoTrueScotsman 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

And now it's shit like Amazon Echo and Google Home to listen and record everything in the house, and people keep buying this shit.

[–] Adam_Jensen_ 15 points (+15|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

Can someone send this to infowars, to make it public?

Heck, post it to T_D. Especially the part on targeting women on their menstrual cycles. "AI has been used to target women on their menstrual cycles".

[–] redditaccountlogin 12 points (+12|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

The internet is just getting more and more constricted, manipulative and less fun by the day. There's always some fucker scheming to squeeze that last bit of profit out of it, to lock down that last revenue stream. There's going to be pretty much two internets in the future, a shitty cobbled together peer to peer thing for people who want to do stuff without being monitored or banhammered every time they step outside the groupthink and the megacorp inc internet that you plug directly into your limbic system to get virtually pleasured while the elite program you to behave like they want you to.

[–] RvBMan 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

There'll be an AI to infiltrate that, if what's in these images are true.

[–] nonbreakingspace 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

I hate how much "AI" is misused, in this scenario it's not an AI, it's just a program that runs and can write data to better evaluate its if-then-else statements. Machine learning is a better term, but still incorrect.

Although in this limbic system future there could be true AI

[–] Optick 11 points (+11|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

3D MAPPING USERS HOMES. What the fuck do they gain from doing this? Really makes me want to check out from modern life and start a homestead somewhere in the country.

[–] KikeFree 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

Good luck paying property taxes without submitting yourself as a connected slave.

[–] dooob 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

They hoard information, they can know how big your house is and calculate how much you are worth (guessing).

[–] a100167 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

I've been fantasizing about doing that for a few years now... I love tech and my gadgets, but there is something primal inside of me that longs for simpler times. I wish I lived in the country away from it all. Nothing but a wife, kids and a house.

[–] 11hrr 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Saw this coming for a while.. I read an article once that suggested that real-time 3D modeling could theoretically be done using WIFI modems/routers already.

[–] theangstofmen 11 points (+11|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

"we show how a customer is targeted by our Reddit AI Chatbot H.A.N.K"

Not surprised in the least but it is interesting seeing this as presented.

*edit - And god damn is that a lot of info. Wow.

[–] lipids 7 points (+8|-1)  ago  (edited  ago)

This presentation covers price discrimination, a practice used to try and capture more revenue. Yet Sam Walton built his empire on ease of shopping and universal pricing. Price discrimination is a step backwards. Or just a symptom of people begging for crumbs from the fat cats in this sick idea of capitalism.

So long as the potential for extreme profit exists, the measures taken will be extreme.

[–] ScreaminMime 6 points (+6|-0)  ago 

What's up with the redacted parts... we have to pay more to see them don't we?

[–] Gorillion 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

may be to prevent take-down due to doxxing.

[–] YouKnowItIKnowIt 6 points (+6|-0)  ago 

"a customer is targeted by our Reddit AI Chatbot H.A.N.K. and is persuaded to return to a previous product they had otherwise publicly disavowed"

This is definitely happening in r/politics

[–] PewterKey 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

This data is a hacking goal mine. A few break throughs and things like breaking into a home to steal only high value items will be easy. It makes casing a home and neighborhood trivial. It also makes it trivial to do things like make a worker quit. Or even manipulate voting patterns. And even if they suggest it isn't skynet it clearly has habits that they didn't expect (like tracking menstral patterns). I wouldn't be surprised if it intentional creates anger and that causes violence followed by valuable transactions.

This system will be compromised.

[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

Can someone link me to the info on the "dead man's switch" part?

[–] YouKnowItIKnowIt 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

Schedule "Z" - Audio

All about using sound from devices to automatically figure out your stress level and what you doing.



[–] Vic_V 4 points (+5|-1)  ago 

The oculus rift includes mind control.

I wonder who they killed off and why he set this up to release

[–] TheIrieOne 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Is mind control a feature something is called or actual mind control?

[–] Subtenko 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

How? What's in the oculus rift?

[–] Nalbarcam 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

well, it did get bought by facebook.

and we all know how benevolent they are, right? /s

[–] newmenewmeyea 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

If they had it their way, we'd pay for every life just like we have a coin operated arcade unit at our house.

[–] HeavyBeefCurtain 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

[–] valk2 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

Well I was going to try to go back to that is a personal nightmare. I've admitted to fearing spiders on here, but I also fear the possibility of sentient AI taking over. After you work in IT and the years I have been working I have slowly seen things become more and more interconnected. I grew up without the internet. IoT is the worst IDEA ever.

[–] theangstofmen 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

Oh so sleepy,,, Go back to bed. ;)

Agreed. Shits gotten out of hand but it will only get worse before, if ever, it gets better.

[–] valk2 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

Oh no! the AI is, yes it is going to be get worse. What is Google using that DWave Quantum computer for? I bet it's running an AI.

[–] knightwarrior41 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

no,it wont get better your AI will demand total allegiance from you, and it shall brand you and if you dont comply it shall kill you

per the book of revelation

[–] Norm85 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

This looks like a sales/marketing pitch to large games companies to include this AI (and related data gathering tools) in their games. My feel (based both on the academic journal references and the writing/presentation style) is that this group is a spin-off of AI/ML comp sci people from a university seeking to monetise their research and get bought out by one of google, facebook or amazon.

None of the radio (using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, beacons, cellular to track users, map rooms, etc) technology mentioned in here is new. I know of retail chains that track users based on their mobiles and integrate it with other information (e.g. loyalty cards, facebook, LexisNexis).

I have not seen systems that integrate all these data gathering parts, AI processing and dynamic game changes (prices, rewards, notifications) together so neatly to maximise revenues.

The redacted names make it hard to verify the authenticity of the source document, but it is definitely plausible with today's technology.

[–] johnmars3 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

A. All 4chan threads get deleted.

B. While I belief the premise of troll attempt, low quality overall effort.

[–] YourDumbWhat 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Whoever did this got a solid C+ in their intro to technical writing class last quarter.

[–] Type-R 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

The term Artificial Intelligence gets thrown around a lot so easily that whenever we see it, we think of some overarching god like entity like Skynet behind all electronics. In reality, it's just a program created by a creature that's far from perfect running on machines that are based on a concept that existed for over 100 years.

Even Watson, the A.I. that destroyed the best Jeopardy players was still dumb enough to think Fenway Park was where the Chicago Cubs played. In the end all it really is is a set of instructions that were written by a man and as such, the most complex A.I. mankind can make right now will eventually be the severely retarded sibling to the simplest A.I. made on a quantum computer. Once God controls the 1s and 0s, that's when it's time to shit a brick over A.I..

[–] thebearfromstartrack 2 points (+2|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

If you're a computer geek (like me) and you do not put some sort of message to other geek oriented sorts out there when shit goes bad, then you are going to answer to the larger dog. There will be NO mercy for you then.