As robots start to enter public openings and run alongside humen, the need for safety measures has become more pressing, argue academics
Robots should be fitted with an ethical black box to keep track of their decisions and have been able to explain their actions when accidents appear, researchers say.
The need for such a safety measure has become more pressing as robots have spread beyond the controlled environs of industrial production lines to duty alongside humans as driverless automobiles, security guards, carers and purchaser helpers, they claim.
Scientists will stimulate the suit for the designs at a conference at the University of Surrey on Thursday where experts will discuss progress towards autonomous robots that can operate without human self-control. The overture comes eras after a K5 security robot identified Steve fell down paces and plunged into a fountain while on patrol at a riverside composite in Georgetown, Washington DC. No one was hurt in the incident.
The comic has been accused of transphobia after riffing about Caitlyn Jenner in his standup demonstrate. So does opening him a favourable inspect endorse those gags?
Ricky Gervais sometimes get peoples backs up and so, it transpires, do reviewerswho write about him. B4 you write another @guardian review endorsing puns about #trans beings, I was advised on Twitter after covering Gervaiss recent display, satisfy consider the impact. Gervais dedicates a section of his see Humanity to jokes about( specific) Caitlyn Jenner but also, by sly association, the idea of transgendering more broadly. If I articulate Im a chimp, I am a chimp, one riff embarks, as Gervais draws merry with different cultures of identity as self-assertion and scores dependable titters with rudimentary monkey business too.
I wasnt surprised by that tweet, because Id been hatching on Gervaiss trans textile( and, certainly, his cot death substance ), and different degrees to which I encountered it appropriate, or offensive, or funny. Would I have reviewed him more harshly if those jokes had been, for example, about race rather than gender? I feel like Im learning every day about gender right now, and I want to write about it sensitively and appropriately. Despite Gervaiss reproduced allegations that he wasnt being transphobic, it seemed clear that he was othering trans parties and shaping them seem ridiculous. I stated that he could be callous and repugnant, and that his substance was insensitive to trans people.
Sometimes, a comedians seeming opinions, or the style they convey them, can be so distressing, that no quantity of joke-writing science, and magnificent cloth elsewhere in the determined, can exchange them.( Ive found that to be the case with Gervais in the past .) But here, while it would be disingenuous to exonerate Gervaiss trans routine by arguing that it was about Jenner alone rather than trans people generally, it was specific to Jenner to a significant degree. And Jenners fame and her public sparring with Gervais over his Golden Globes discussion are fair game.
Gervais argues forcibly in the appearance as usual that theres no such thing as off-limits in humor; theres good-for-nothing you cant laugh about. I agree with that just as I agree that comics, like anyone else, should take responsibility for what they say, do and impression. He deserves to be called out on his routine poking fun at the notion of transitioning, but I do think that the notion he zeroes in on( deadnaming; identity as self-assertion) are fruitful for slapstick, accurately because theyre new, theyre destabilising, and( whether you welcome them or not) were still proving where the boundaries around them lie.( A process with which humor may help .)
The show is called , which seems like a shitty idea considering that anytime the cast was in a car in the original show something bad happened. See: a drunken brawl coming back from a club or that time Snooki hit a police officer’s car in Italy. But even crazier is that the show will be on E!, not MTV. So like, if you’re having a bad day, at least you’re not the executive at MTV who let this fuck up happen.
And if you thought that a couple of years, kids, and millions of dollars would mellow the cast, you’re more wrong than when Angelina showed up at the Miami house. Um hello, this is we’re talking about here. These people could make drama out of a hot bowl of spaghetti, and that’s def what they came back to TV to do.
From what we can gather, Snooki wants Jenni or Pauly to get arrested. The Situation looks like Aaron Carter’s mug shot and wears a neck brace. Ronnie is nowhere to be seen in the 15 second clip, but we can only hope there’s a fight between him and Sammi. I swear to god if we don’t get a “Rahhhhnnnn stahhhppp” from Sammi Sweetheart, I’ll lodge a complaint with the network.This shit is not a joke to us. is personal issues.
A mother drove from Florida to West Virginia with her 11-year-old daughters body in the car, police said, before crashing into a guard rail on Sunday and dragging the child's body into the woods. Erica Newsome, 37, reportedly told police that she departed Jacksonville on Friday en route to Buffalo, New York, where her daughters father lives. Newsome is behind bars on $50,000 bail. Authorities in Florida believe the young girl died in Jacksonville as a result of foul play.
Stop-and-frisks are harsh declarations of police preeminence on African American husbands, through sexual harassment, torment and even terrorism
The officer must feel with sensitive thumbs every section of the prisoners mas. A exhaustive pursuing must be made of the prisoners forearms and armpits, waistline and back, the groin and areas about the testicles, and entire face of the legs down to the feet.
Police Manual, 1954
Heres what happens when you are stopped and cavorted. You are stepping to work on a Monday morning. The cop vehicle stops unexpectedly, two men with guns jump out, and they prescribe you to face the building and put your hands up. They placed their hands roughly all over your mas, one constrict something in your pocket and asks you, Whats that? You take out your asthma inhaler and depict it to him. They pat you down one more time and then they just leave. They dont apologize. Your neighbors are sauntering by, some looking at you sympathetically and others like they are wondering what crime you devoted.
You seem humiliated.
WOODBURY, Conn.- The bride of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a commerce crash in Connecticut.
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State police tell 67 -year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury. The other martyr was 87 -year-old Edward Bertulis, of Waterbury.
ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement the death is a “devastating misfortune and difficult to comprehend” and pledged to give Chris Berman “the love and subsidize he will surely need in this hour.”
Police say Kathy Berman’s car impressed the rear of Bertulis’ SUV and both strayed off the road. Berman’s car went down an embankment and overruled in a body of water.
Bertulis’ vehicle struck a practicality pole and property on its roof.
ESPN is based in Bristol, Connecticut.
(Wo)man’s best friend…
The talk show host wrote:
“I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn’t bear to have her fight anymore.”
Although the comedian only had the rescue dog for two years, they developed quite the bond, and the cute pup even had her own Insta account.
“Anyone who doesn’t believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one. I only had 2 years with Tammy, but she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard. Dogs give you something you never knew was missing.”
Miz Handler plans to “get another dog” to join her family along with her other mutt, Chunk.
I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn’t bear to have her fight anymore. Anyone who doesn’t believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one. I only had 2 years with Tammy, but she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard. Dogs give you something you never knew was missing. I love you, bear. Thanks for being such a girl. I will get another dog that needs a home and it will remind me every day how much I miss you. Lub lub lub. @realtammyhandlerA post shared by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Aug 11, 2017 at 2:55pm PDT
[Image via Chelsea Handler/Instagram.]
William Jazwinski was driving down the road one morning when he saw the ever-so-polarizing red, white and blue lights reflecting from his rearview mirror.
As the officer approached his window, William greeted him, then asked if he had been speeding.
“Good morning,” the officer replied. “No, not speeding. Just wanted to stop ya and say thank you for your service.”
William recalled a bumper sticker on the back of his car, which had informed the cop that he’d served in the military.
“You’re welcome sir,” William responded. “My pleasure.”
The officer struck up a conversation with the former Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator, asking him where he’d served.
“I went to Iraq,” William said. “Did a 15 monther out of Fort Benning.”
That’s when the officer got personal. He told William that his son had served in Iraq. He never made it home.
Upon noticing a folded flag on William’s dashboard—identical to the one the military gave him after his son passed away—the cop made an odd request to the former Army soldier.
“Do you mind stepping out and receiving a hug?” the cop asked. “You remind me of my son. I pulled you over. I thought you were him. I still don’t believe it most days he’s gone.”
William says with tears in both of their eyes, he got out of his truck and “hugged that man.”
The embrace wasn’t like two strangers simply greeting each other.
“I’m talking about for a minute or two crying,” wrote William. “Down to our knees crying.”
It was the hug that William, who had just finished a PTSD program, desperately and unknowingly needed.
William closes his post with a message “to all of the family and friends of soldiers, fighting or done fighting, God bless you.”
Land of the free because of the brave. May we all be reminded today of the great sacrifices that are made daily for our freedom.