I’ll take things that are no surprise for $1000 Alex

If this story surprises you then “Hi. Welcome to the Internet!”

If you feel like some “Go playing robot” is the harbinger of the apocalypse you can relax, that is, if the latest events at Microsoft are anything to go by.

Apparently, even if some diabolical Skynet-like AI does manage to take over, if it goes anywhere near the internet, in fewer than 24 hours its plans to create an army of Terminators will have become a plan to make an army of “real doll“s with the head of Adolf Hitler. These fem-bots will have but one instruction: find the most public place possible and thrash yourself to death in the manner of a breeze block thrown into a washing machine.

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Here’s a snippet of what that lovable scamp “Tay” had to say.


Microsoft killed its first sentient AI

One Man, One God, One Cathedral

Justo Martinez began his working life as a farmer but after witnessing the Spanish Civil War he dedicated himself to the christian god. He was then struck-down by tuberculosis and vowed that if he got better he would dedicate his life to building a cathedral. There’s also a story where he was asked not to return to the church because he was “too pious”.

Either way, what he has accomplished is amazing.