Monday, 20 March 2017

Trapping Self-Driving Cars with Ritual Circle Magic

quote [ Is it a silly prank, a Pagan ritual, or a genius discovery about the next era of mass transit? In a picture posted by artist James Bridle, a car is sitting in the middle of a parking lot has been surrounded by a magic salt circle. In the language of road markings, the dotted white lines on the outside say, "Come On In," but the solid white line on the inside says, "Do Not Cross." To the car's built-in cameras, these are indomitable laws of magic: Petrificus Totalus for autonomous automobiles. ]

Who needs UBI when we can defeat our future robot overlords by tricking them into thinking we're wizards.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+10 Funny]
[by Ankylosaur@6:07pmGMT]


lilmookieesquire said @ 9:22pm GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Funny]
It needs a human to lay on the circle to run it over to escape. It needs a human sacrifice!
WeiYang said @ 8:52pm GMT on 20th Mar
It's almost like this is promising, but not nearly mature technology.

Hm. Who'd have thought?
mechavolt said @ 9:50pm GMT on 20th Mar
"Self-driving cars aren't there yet, but the artist-philosopher-programmer's thought-provoking photo is a reminder that we'll have to start thinking about these things soon."

It's almost like this is promising, but not nearly mature art.

Hm. Who'd have thought?
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:05pm GMT on 21st Mar
This will be accounted for in the next software update.
steele said @ 2:27pm GMT on 22nd Mar
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:46pm GMT on 22nd Mar
What's the story behind that?
steele said @ 5:51pm GMT on 22nd Mar
Autonomous railing bot fell for my trap card.

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