OMG: $900 Robot Won’t Admit That ‘Climate Change’ Is Real!!!!!

The Verge’s Alessandra Potenza is totally vexed over this Important News, and completely Offended

You can pay $900 for a robot that won’t admit climate change is real

There are a lot of questions that should yield very straightforward yes or no answers, no matter what conspiracy theorists say. Is the world flat? No. Is the Moon made of cheese? No. Is climate change real? Yes. Unfortunately, just like people, robots sometimes don’t like to give yes or no answers, even if the subject matter is a scientific truth that’s very hard to deny. One of these robots is Jibo.

When it was first launched with an Indiegogo campaign in 2014, Jibo was touted as the “world’s first social robot” capable of holding a conversation and recognizing familiar faces. You can now have Jibo on your kitchen counter (for $899), but as you try to chitchat with it, don’t ask whether climate change is real, because it’ll reply in its boyish voice: “I’ve heard that’s a complicated topic,” and add nothing else.

When asked if climate change is real, artificial intelligence should just answer “yes,” not say that’s it’s complicated and leave at that. Love is complicated. Your relationship with your mom is complicated. Climate change is real and it’s happening. When you ask Jibo if the world is flat, it’ll simply say “no.” If you ask whether the Moon is made of cheese, it’ll say, “green cheese?” (AI jokes have a long way to go.)

But, it is complicated. Is it mostly/solely caused by Mankind or mostly/solely natural? Is CO2 (which they unscientifically call carbon pollution) really the control knob, or is it something else? How much of an effect does the Sun and other natural processes play? What effect does water vapor have? How about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) and land use? Why do so few Warmists give up their own use of fossil fuels and go carbon neutral? Why do they want to restrict the use of fossil fuels and other modern day conveniences, like air conditioning and refrigerators, from people of color in Africa, South America, and Asia? Why do all their solutions seem to revolve around taxes, fees, and bigger and bigger government which restricts freedom?

In all fairness, Jibo is not the only one that sometimes can’t give a satisfactory answer. When asked whether global warming is a Chinese plot to destroy the US economy — which Trump has claimed — Alexa replied, “Sorry, I’m not sure.”

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13 Responses to “OMG: $900 Robot Won’t Admit That ‘Climate Change’ Is Real!!!!!”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Global warming is VERY complicated, but the propensity of the evidence supports that the accumulation of greenhouse gases (mostly CO2) in the atmosphere is causing the Earth to warm rapidly.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    propensity of the evidence

    Does not mean what you think it means, little dumbass.

  3. Jl says:

    So the robot is smarter than the climate bed-wetters? Not surprising

  4. Jeffery says:

    It was probably programmed by a Con Man. Who am I kidding, Con Men aren’t smart enough to program a DVD player.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Maybe little guy could ask it what “propensity” actually means.

    • Yeah, I wouldn’t go there. You wouldn’t believe the stuff I’ve done in hooking up tech with TVs, VCRs, DVDs, stereos, smartphones, this, that, and the other. Hell, sometimes I have things hooked up so intricately that I forget what I’ve done.

  5. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: But, it is complicated.

    True enough.

    William Teach: Is it mostly/solely caused by Mankind or mostly/solely natural?

    Most of the current warming is caused by human activities, but there are a variety of natural mechanisms that have led to warming and cooling in the past.

    William Teach: Is CO2 (which they unscientifically call carbon pollution) really the control knob, or is it something else?

    There are a lot of influences on climate historically, including solar irradiance, volcanism, orbital variations, continental drift, mountain building, variations in sea currents, changes in greenhouse gases, even cometary impacts. However, the current warming is primarily due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases.

    William Teach: How much of an effect does the Sun and other natural processes play?

    Historically, changes in solar irradiance have had important impacts on climate. Earth’s orbital variations, which results in changes to solar irradiance, are thought to explain recent cycles of ice ages. However, changes in solar irradiance do not account for the current warming.

    William Teach: What effect does water vapor have?

    Water vapor is a powerful greenhouse gas, but due to precipitation quickly reaches equilibrium. However, if something forces the Earth to war, such as an increase in solar irradiance or increase in greenhouse gases, then the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere will also increase, amplifying the warming.

    William Teach: How about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) and land use?

    The UHI is primarily local in effect. Land use can result in important changes to Earth’s albedo and affect the carbon cycle.

    William Teach: Why do so few Warmists give up their own use of fossil fuels and go carbon neutral?

    Because the solution to greenhouse warming won’t occur due to individual actions. It will require a revamping of the energy infrastructure.

    William Teach: Why do they want to restrict the use of fossil fuels and other modern day conveniences, like air conditioning and refrigerators, from people of color in Africa, South America, and Asia?

    Loaded question. In fact, any response to climate change must allow for continued development in the developing world. Fossil fuels will remain important for the next generation, but new infrastructure should begin to incorporate green technologies.

    William Teach: Why do all their solutions seem to revolve around taxes, fees, and bigger and bigger government which restricts freedom?

    That is incorrect. Many proposed solutions involve the development of new technologies. However, carbon taxes and other schemes can help create market conditions for the move away from fossil fuels.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      However, the current warming is primarily due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases.

      Anthropogenic CO2 has not accelerated or altered the natural rate of temperature increase.

  6. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: (which they unscientifically call carbon pollution)

    It’s a synecdoche — nothing to be alarmed about.

    • Jeffery says:

      I learned something at the Cove!

      syn·ec·do·che
      [səˈnekdəkē]

      NOUN
      a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in Cleveland won by six runs (meaning “Cleveland’s baseball team”)

      Years ago, we did watch the movie Synecdoche NY though.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Good for you, little guy.
        Have a cookie.
        Maybe you could learn the meaning of propensity and use it properly in a sentence.
        Such as:
        The little guy has a propensity for lying.

  7. Nuckkledragger says:

    Merica mits 15 purcunt of da woilds nasties. Da rest oh da woild mits 85 purcunt.

    O course Jeffery and Zachrey will throw a fit and say buh, buh, buh the USA is the worst offender. No we are not, hoeber when da rest of da world fixes AGW den da USSA will be left alone as da worlds only pluter sos when da rest of the wurld fixes it I will be riding the wagon up capetal heel and joins dem.

    til then munch it commie retards

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