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Thread: The ISS Is Getting An AI Orb That Can Move In Zero Gravity

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    The ISS Is Getting An AI Orb That Can Move In Zero Gravity

    Airbus and IBM have collaborated to create a basketball-sized sphere with a computer screen to assist astronauts in the International Space Station. Called CIMON, or Crew Interactive MObile companioN, the floating orb uses artificial intelligence to listen for commands and then display experiment or repair instructions.
    https://qz.com/1318562/the-internati...-zero-gravity/

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    Pssst! Kill it before it takes over the ISS and plots the downfall of all mankind!

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    Originally Posted by Zak Gordon View Post (Source)
    Pssst! Kill it before it takes over the ISS and plots the downfall of all mankind!
    "Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."


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    smiley face robot, from movie-Moon

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    But it's so cute!

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    With AI it is what is going on behind the 'face' that matters most! Appearances can be deceptive.

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    So a purpose-built Alexa? Nice! Or rather, COVAS.

    Edit: fixed Alexis/Alexa mishap.

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    Originally Posted by Vistitor010100 View Post (Source)
    smiley face robot, from movie-Moon
    That one at least wasn't malicious.

    But I think they will now have to be extra careful with any astronauts called Dave.

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    Originally Posted by Eriseley View Post (Source)
    So a purpose-built Alexa? Nice! Or rather, COVAS.

    Edit: fixed Alexis/Alexa mishap.
    If it says: "Three, two, one, engage!" watch out!