Worlds First Robotic Staffed Hotel, groan....

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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a8731341.html

A hotel in Japan has laid off more than half of its robotic staff following complaints from some guests about the practical limitations of the machines.
Glitches with the bedside butler robot saw it wake up guests who were snoring loudly after mistaking the noise for a voice command, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    well they are trusting the tech enough and there is enough positive response from guests that they are opening more locations and planning to open 100 locations in 5 years ..

    and i find using terms applied to human workers..like laying off.. when you chose to stop using a particular robot .. misleading or just plain worthless ..

    with a rapidly aging population and resistance to allowing immigration.. japan is in the lead for developing robots that do human tasks .. first hotels .. next or probably already hospitals or at least nursing homes type systems..

    Shane ..you would go back a hundred years and call into be highly pessimistic of the future of humans flying with all the troubles planes had the first few decades ..

    at least we don't need world wars or major world war any more to rapidly advance tech like we used to
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  • Princess -- so, yeah, robot servant thang, like ima flop out on the bed for a while, mebbe read or chill or sumthin' ... so why don't you make yourself useful by buffin' my toenails real smooth an' slappin' on sum polish?

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- K, let's keep this simple. As a hooman person, I wanna max out on real active an' cerebral stuff like floppin' out an' readin' an' chillin' while you make with the robotics an' fix up the srsly time-consoomin' effort stuff like, yanno, FEET.

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- Aaaaawkay, kinda works like this. As the evident sentient bein' in this mistress-slave relationship, I give the orders accordin' to Asimov's diligently considered rules an' you make with the automated beautification smarts -- or get punched in the metallic goddamn chops.

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- FFS where is Brad Pitt whenya need the guy ...?
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    There is obviously a need for robots to be programmed to understand Balestrian. Not quite sure how big a market it is though.
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    • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      There is obviously a need for robots to be programmed to understand Balestrian. Not quite sure how big a market it is though.
      How big is the country of Balestria? Is it bigger than its neighbor...Lesbia?

      I remember seeing Balestria on a globe...as did millions of others...and then it disappeared from every globe.....and millions of people then simply forgot that it existed.

      According to that well known scientist Balestra Mandela.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        How big is the country of Balestria? Is it bigger than its neighbor...Lesbia?

        I remember seeing Balestria on a globe...as did millions of others...and then it disappeared from every globe.....and millions of people then simply forgot that it existed.

        According to that well known scientist Balestra Mandela.
        Some interesting points there. Unfortunately I am too busy to answer them.

        I am working diligently with the team at Whatty Labs to try and overcome a problem we have with Asimov's First Law Of Robotics. The one that states "No robot shall harm a human being". We are working on a robot that alleviates one of humankind's most laborious, but necessary tasks, that of punching garden gnomes in the face.

        Asimov's First Law stands in the way though because the robots cannot distinguish (as human's can) between humans and gnomes. They mistakenly regard gnomes as being a sub-species of humans, and therefore are reluctant to perform their intended task.

        Nevertheless we plough on undaunted by this challenge as we are all aware of the rewards that await us when we succeed - being showered with untold wealth, Nobel Prizes, self addressed undergarments from super models, etc., etc..
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        • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Some interesting points there. Unfortunately I am too busy to answer them.

          I am working diligently with the team at Whatty Labs to try and overcome a problem we have with Asimov's First Law Of Robotics. The one that states "No robot shall harm a human being". We are working on a robot that alleviates one of humankind's most laborious, but necessary tasks, that of punching garden gnomes in the face.

          Asimov's First Law stands in the way though because the robots cannot distinguish (as human's can) between humans and gnomes. They mistakenly regard gnomes as being a sub-species of humans, and therefore are reluctant to perform their intended task.

          Nevertheless we plough on undaunted by this challenge as we are all aware of the rewards that await us when we succeed - being showered with untold wealth, Nobel Prizes, self addressed undergarments from super models, etc., etc..
          I am also too busy to both read your post...and comment here.

          I can help you distinguish between humans and gnomes. I have met a gnome. You have simply read posts by one.

          Gnomes have a sharp pointed nose.
          Male gnomes have high pitched voices for a man. This is because they breath in Oxygen, and it's converted to Helium....and comes out as a bad smell.....like an old taco.
          Gnomes are notoriously cheap. If you go to lunch with a gnome...expect to pay..including the tip....
          Most gnomes wear elevator shoes to try to look 5 foot tall. And they wear a goatee to try to look more like an adult, instead of an evil ten year old.
          Gnomes are always disappointing to their parents. And they usually end up in some middle management job with a bank.....like all evil subhumans.
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          • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            And they usually end up in some middle management job with a bank.
            Thank you for reminding everyone of the reason why they need to be punched in the face.

            Back to work...
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I am also too busy to both read your post...and comment here.


            Gnomes are always disappointing to their parents. And they usually end up in some middle management job with a bank.....like all evil subhumans.
            i though evil subhumans ended up working as telephone customer service reps ..using devious magic to chose the oh hold music most likly to get you to start cussing or hang up after the third "your call is very important to us please stay on the line " message
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        How big is the country of Balestria? Is it bigger than its neighbor...Lesbia?

        I remember seeing Balestria on a globe...as did millions of others...and then it disappeared from every globe.....and millions of people then simply forgot that it existed.

        According to that well known scientist Balestra Mandela.
        Lesbia is now uninhabited, due to an oversight on the human reproduction issue.

        Balestria suffered trade problems, due to the fact that no one could understand them. Textgipsy is a very difficult language to master. It's royal family were forced to abdicate to Woosteria where only the youngest of the 7 virgin princesses still survives. Princess Balestra has taken her countries plight to many influential forums in the hope of obtaining help and understanding for her ailing countries needs. Her Gio Fondle Moi campaign was notably a flop.
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    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    well they are trusting the tech enough and there is enough positive response from guests that they are opening more locations and planning to open 100 locations in 5 years ..

    and i find using terms applied to human workers..like laying off.. when you chose to stop using a particular robot .. misleading or just plain worthless ..

    with a rapidly aging population and resistance to allowing immigration.. japan is in the lead for developing robots that do human tasks .. first hotels .. next or probably already hospitals or at least nursing homes type systems..

    Shane ..you would go back a hundred years and call into be highly pessimistic of the future of humans flying with all the troubles planes had the first few decades ..

    at least we don't need world wars or major world war any more to rapidly advance tech like we used to
    No l wouldn't be pessimistic about the Wright Brothers and such, as it was controlled by a man, it is leaving it all up to a machine that worries me.

    Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

    Princess -- so, yeah, robot servant thang, like ima flop out on the bed for a while, mebbe read or chill or sumthin' ... so why don't you make yourself useful by buffin' my toenails real smooth an' slappin' on sum polish?

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- K, let's keep this simple. As a hooman person, I wanna max out on real active an' cerebral stuff like floppin' out an' readin' an' chillin' while you make with the robotics an' fix up the srsly time-consoomin' effort stuff like, yanno, FEET.

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- Aaaaawkay, kinda works like this. As the evident sentient bein' in this mistress-slave relationship, I give the orders accordin' to Asimov's diligently considered rules an' you make with the automated beautification smarts -- or get punched in the metallic goddamn chops.

    Robot -- I don't understand what you're talking about.

    Princess -- FFS where is Brad Pitt whenya need the guy ...?
    Yep exactly, lol, how many guests would go up to the front desk complaining that their bedside Butler, (stupid puppy type doll) doesn't work, (the plug being yanked out of the wall and the device hitting the adjacent wall, or sidewalk, is purely coincidental).

    Unfortunately the front help desk is the Terradactul or the rigid woman robot, both with high punch counts, no doubt.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Terradactul
      Are you aware that there are many sites online that can help you find the correct spelling for obscure words such as pterodactyl.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Are you aware that there are many sites online that can help you find the correct spelling for obscure words such as pterodactyl.
        I think Shane meant the psychic prehistoric bird: The Tarotdactyl
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          I think Shane meant the psychic prehistoric bird: The Tarotdactil

          Damn, Mickleberry Cat in Space, (the trailer) is having a lasting negative affect here.

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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      No l wouldn't be pessimistic about the Wright Brothers and such, as it was controlled by a man, it is leaving it all up to a machine that worries me.



      Unfortunately the front help desk is the Terradactul or the rigid woman robot, both with high punch counts, no doubt.
      humans are controlling it.. see we have spent the last hundred years trying to make humans act more like machines ..the last 200 years has been a continual replacement of humans by machines or robots .. so it just a continuation of that process .. and a freeing up of humans from much soul crushing repetitive work .

      or are the majority of humans just use full from nothing more than repetitive labor
      r .. that can better be done by machines .. to keep people working ..governments have to take close to half of their income in some sort of tax .. between when they earn it and when they buy stuff ..
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

        humans are controlling it.. see we have spent the last hundred years trying to make humans act more like machines ..the last 200 years has been a continual replacement of humans by machines or robots .. so it just a continuation of that process .. and a freeing up of humans from much soul crushing repetitive work .

        or are the majority of humans just use full from nothing more than repetitive labor
        r .. that can better be done by machines .. to keep people working ..governments have to take close to half of their income in some sort of tax .. between when they earn it and when they buy stuff ..
        If people are happy with this setup, then more power to them, but if a Suri type device near my bed wakes me up in the middle of the night squawking, "l don't understand the question" then l would check out the next day, and the device would be in pieces, and the dent in the wall would be unavoidable.

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        • Profile picture of the author Odahh
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          If people are happy with this setup, then more power to them, but if a Suri type device near my bed wakes me up in the middle of the night squawking, "l don't understand the question" then l would check out the next day, and the device would be in pieces, and the dent in the wall would be unavoidable.

          looks you can't smoke in hotel room ... or damage the equipement in room without incurring extra charges.. but you can p**s on the bed and say thats how bad the robot scared you when it woke you up.. and no one will say a thing ..
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    According to that well known scientist Balestra Mandela.
    We have a weird Mandela affect here also, one day self inflated pomposity, and the next all gone, (it is more Mandela/Karma, though).



    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    Are you aware that there are many sites online that can help you find the correct spelling for obscure words such as pterodactyl.
    Nonsense, you knew what l meant, Dan knew what l meant, and Claude,...well, he makes a great cup of coffee.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jerlene
    lol I don't like people but I wouldn't like staying at a hotel where the staff was robotic. Horrible concept.
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