NYPD snitchBOTs used to patrol subways and monitor criminal activity will almost certainly suffer the same fate as HitchBOT did in Philadelphia
New York City police rolled out a new brigade of robots called NYPD snitchBOTs to patrol city subways and monitor criminal activity.
How stupid do the cops be to have to roll out a brigade of robots that are literally called “snitchBOTs”?
Well, apparently pretty stupid because that’s exactly what happened.
I would throw an excerpt in this post from the New York Post article about it, but believe it or not, I can’t read SHIT on this computer because everything just pops up as question marks inside a box.
I mean look at this shit:
NYPD snitchBOTs coming to a subway near you
Here’s the biggest problem with robots. You can literally just take a cup of water and dump it on their heads and they’ll probably break or at the very least, malfunction.
By the looks of it, you really don’t even need to do that. These security robots are literally killing themselves.
Take a look at what happened in D.C. with one of these depressed robots.
Of course New York City will get these security robots in subways. How long will they actually last?
Probably not very long.
This is a teenagers dream. Everyone wants to fuck with these types robots. They are dumb as bricks and never do anything useful for society.
Philadelphia wouldn’t even dare to attempt to bring these into the stations under the city streets. We all know what happened to that traveling robot walking around the city thinking he was going to be welcomed with open arms.
Hitchbot got his ass handed to him and the world was appalled that the city of Brotherly Love would do such a thing.
Here’s an idea.
Instead of making robots to spy on the general population, how about we make robots that clean up the streets? Or, I don’t know, not let my computer show all fonts online as square question marks?
Maybe we should just start there and see what else these things can do that would actually be helpful to regular folks like me and you.
That’s my biggest issue with all of the new artificial intelligence and robot technology that’s being invented and tested in real life. None of them actually do anything that we as a society need in our daily lives.
This robot should be picking up trash, street sweeping, and mopping the floors of the subway AND FIXING MY COMPUTER.
We don’t need robots walking around the world like Hitchbot and we certainly don’t need robots spying on citizens and alerting authorities of shit happening.
They just won’t last.
The crazies out there don’t give a shit anymore. They are literally pushing people on to subway tracks already while attacking senior citizens and robbing people in broad daylight.
Would they do the same if there was a robot that was picking up the trash on the ground and keeping things clear and tidy? I highly doubt it.