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Sensores inteligentes y el futuro de las máquinas Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 May 2013
La incorporación de inteligencia artificial a los sensores de las máquinas permite el desarrollo de aplicaciones sofisticadas de monitorización y control que llevarán, eventualmente, a la construcción de máquinas auto-conscientes.
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Explaining Religion Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I have recently received from a friend and believer an excerpt of one of his favorite documents from the early catholic church: A Letter to Diognetus.

This is an anonymous letter written about 150 A.D. The author is describing early Christians to a distinguished and noble pagan gentleman (in some places it is said that the author is not anonymous but Mathetes).

The author of the letter writes,

“The Christians are distinguished from others neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe, for they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a particular form of speech. They follow the customs of the citizens of whatever country they inhabit in regard to clothes, or food, or the rest of their ordinary conduct."

Indeed I received the text of this Letter to Diognetus from my friend in an attempt to explain me what makes a believer different from a person that practices an ethics that is externally indistinguishable from that of the believer.

However, Diognetus's letter, considered just beautiful in some aesthetical scales, is pretty clear in this particular point: "you must not hope to learn the mystery of their peculiar mode of worshipping God from any mortal".

In a word, do not expect that they will be able to explain themselves.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 February 2009 )
 
Robots with guns Print E-mail
Monday, 09 August 2004

Source: USA Today, April 14, 2006

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Talon with M-240 machine gun
Although the USA militars initially focused just on unmanned aircraft, e.g. the Predator, now new ground- and sea-based robots are being developed and tested not only for demining and convoy driving but also to carry ground-level weapons. As the new Talon robot carrying a M-240 machine gun (they claim just to be used remotely!).

Much larger and more ambitious robot weapons are in testing, including a tank-like, 1,600-pound vehicle called the Gladiator, which can fire a variety of guns, or can even "shout" instructions, such as those to calm a mob or request surrendering.

Scott Myers, president of General Dynamics Robotic Systems claims that a robot can find a human with its sensors and kill the person, but "we don't want to shoot our own people or children".

Obviously they plan to kill other's.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 November 2007 )
 
.eu is now open Print E-mail
Monday, 09 August 2004

Since April 7 the .eu is open for general registration to anyone within EU. The so-called Sunrise phase when only holders of prior rights like trademarks and company names could apply for a .eu domain name has passed. It is now possible for anyone within the EU to register any available .eu domain name.

Just go for it ! 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 November 2007 )