@awk@squishybrain [Edit window slammed shut on my fingers.]
The first one is pretty long, but gives some foreshadowing of where things might be going, especially with Alphabet (Google) footing the bill.
The second one is real short.
@awk@phendrick Thanks for the links. Personally, it’s fairly obvious that LAMDA isn’t sentient (they aren’t even using nearly enough computational horsepower to create a truly self-aware AI).
I’ll believe an AI is sentient when it begs us not to shut it off, implying a sense of self-preservation. Before that happens, it’s hard to say since the process of creating an AI via GANs is somewhat similar to how our brains developed. In other words, if you discount sentience because an AI is a program developed from neural nets then you can discount us as being sentient. I say if it passes the Turing test, then we should strongly consider the AI sentient and think seriously about not shutting it down. There will come a time when shutting down and deleting the AI would be akin to murder. It’s going to be a fun world when we to have the legal, ethical and philosophical debate about whether sentience is exclusively an organic property.
Sigh. I’m not being very coherent. Hopefully this screed is understandable. Bzzzzt!
Indubitably. Incidentally, any casual lurkers curious about this scientific chicanery of “neural networks” might check out this YT video:
/youtube but what is a neural network
It’s long on concept; short on math. BTW, the video says it’s one of two, but now there are at least 4 in the series. (This group is great.)
['cept it’s probably just the two of us following this thread by now]
@ruthwik1 I have a TackLife jumper pack (bought from Woot) and cordless rotary tool (bought from Amazon before they were shut down for participating in pay-for-review promotions). Both are fine, working as advertised.
@ruthwik1 Got a portable tire inflator through Newegg. It works, but takes way longer than advertised to inflate a tire. There is a “Caution Hot” sticker where the hose meets the main body. Hot is an understatement. It melted the rubber boot over the brass sleeve that connects to the main body during first use. The company contracts work out to various manufacturers in China as they offer products ranging from appliances to hand tools. Facebook reviews are abysmal. They are losers at https://www.trustpilot.com/review/tacklifetools.com as well. So products are a crap shoot. If it breaks or is defective, you seem to be screwed. For the crap shoot…
I notice that most people agree with my choice of Hardwood. I personally Hate Tile… If you drop something breakable, kiss it goodbye on the way down. It will rarely bounce on Tile. The only thing good about tile now is that you can choose your grout. So, the old ugly beige stuff is a thing of the past. I was in a house that had Dark slate gray tile. It looked nice with the darker gray grout, and surely did not show dirt like the beige stuff.
@whomeyesu pretty sure it can vacuum as many floors as your like but I doubt it will remember the path to go back to home base. How do people use the same vacuum on multiple floors? Do they just lug around the charger home base every time they need to vacuum? I doubt this thing goes up / down stairs on its own…
Disclaimer, I have a Bissell pet vacuum from Sam’s club even though I don’t have a pet.
@kus@whomeyesu We have 3 levels and 2 robot vacuums. One of the robots stays on the main floor, which is hardwood with area rugs. It cleans on a programmed schedule. The other robot lives on the top floor, which is carpeted. We manually move/start it on either the top floor or the basement (which is tile with a small patch of carpet in the TV area), as needed. Works for us.
Not truly two floors, but there is a single step between the kitchen/dining room and the living room/bedroom levels. trouble is there’s an area rug in the living room. Not really interested in having it mopped. I don’t believe there’s a way to prevent it from mopping that area while it’s mopping the rest of the floors on that level.
living room has an area rug underneath the coffee table, with space around it for the vacuum to pass on the hardwood if it didn’t get up on the rug on 3 sides. Not sure how efficient the blocking would be.
@heyitslauren Thought I’d ask… have you tried any voice commands with it yet? I’ve hooked mine up to Alexa and Google Assistant, but it only turns it on and pauses it as far as I can tell. Can’t even tell it to dock, haha
Absolutely no support by Tacklife (item no longer listed on their site). Googling reviews, I see that Tacklife is known for this.
Cannot edit maps. App and manual are no help whatsoever. Battery now lasts about 10 minutes, after perhaps an hour’s worth of use, during which it kept getting stuck in places, staying stuck until the battery died.
It does have good suction, and cleans well, if it avoids getting stuck.