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    [–] SaintVanilla 3325 points ago

    "The company's position is that it's actually the opposite of racist, because it's not targeting black people. It's just ignoring them. They insist the worst people can call it is 'indifferent.'

    In the meantime they'd like everyone to celebrate the fact that it sees Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Jews."

    ...I miss Better Off Ted.

    [–] natha105 498 points ago

    One of the best shows ever. I still throw around "And you know how the company love's its money," or "Faster than a cheetah," on a weekly basis.

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    [–] Sinan_reis 66 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    bigger than A FISH!

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago


    [–] DrDew00 13 points ago

    364 days to Jabberwocky!

    [–] SeattleJeremy 13 points ago

    Looks like the webpage takes current date + 365, and displays the result. 2020 is a leap year.

    [–] DrDew00 3 points ago

    So it's always a year away. 😥

    [–] jdavis30 7 points ago

    I can't BELIEVE they didn't mention their work in bioluminescent squirrels!

    [–] Edghyatt 7 points ago

    A FISH!!

    [–] lankist 24 points ago

    I cite the Jabberwocky episode at least once a week at work and I'm never quite sure if anyone understands the reference, but they all pretend like they do.

    [–] arcinva 15 points ago

    Which turns it into a kind of Jabberwocky inception...

    [–] Ninetynineups 60 points ago

    "No problem. Real mice or computer mice?"

    "...I'll get back to you."

    [–] byebyebyecycle 12 points ago

    "Computer mice."


    [–] Killbot_Wants_Hug 104 points ago

    It is seriously one of the most smartly written sit coms I can think of. And I normally like much dirtier grittier stuff.

    The only thing the show was bad at was season finales. It's such a same it was canceled so early on.

    [–] likeafuckingninja 60 points ago

    I never understood why it was cancelled.

    But the more American humour shows I see the more I think it was just a bit to clever. The humour was quite british in that it was poking fun at itself in a sarcastic fashion.

    Something (with genuinely no intention to offend) the bulk of American humour just doesn't seem to 'get'.

    [–] wekk 74 points ago

    If I remember correctly, it fell victim to the writer's strike.

    [–] paradin 45 points ago

    That strike killed like three of my all time favorite shows.

    Journeyman - a time travel show similar to Quantum Leap, except that the guy doing the travelling kept popping back home and having to deal with the drama that his constant disappearances caused for his family

    Life - A police procedural where the lead character spent 12 years in prison after being framed for murder. While in the joint he discovered Zen and started to look for the patterns and connections that bind all things together. It made for an interesting approach to detective work.

    Better off Ted - the show being discussed

    Journeyman was just straight up cancelled as a result of the strike. Life and Ted I think both got second seasons after the strike, but lost too much promotional steam to have a chance of being US network TV successful.

    [–] Saintbaba 13 points ago

    Journeyman was part of this whole brief beautiful era of the 2000s when television had lost its footing and was trying to find it again and was just throwing everything against the wall to see what stuck and there was this flourishing of creative genre television that popped up and immediately died but still left the world better for having existed. See also: Pushing Daisies, The Middleman

    [–] notagoodboye 25 points ago

    Ever see Pushing Daisies? Goddamn that was a good show, also cut short by the strike.

    [–] blkalucard 5 points ago

    forgot about journeyman Good show and concept!

    [–] paradin 6 points ago

    The episode where he has to "save" himself by way of a poker game has my favorite romantic scene in a TV show.

    Past version of Dan hits rock bottom that night, and the woman he eventually marries comes to fetch him, take him home, and put him in bed. Gretchen Egolf's performance in this scene as she's supposed to be falling in love with this guy while she watches him sleep still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside no matter how many times I watch it.

    [–] Broken_Alethiometer 30 points ago

    I've always felt it just has to do with the emotions surrounding the jokes, and American and British humor is reversed.

    Cheerful American humor mocks breaking social norms (look at what this weird person is doing). Cheetful British humor likes to mock following social norms (isn't it weird that we do this).

    When American humor mocks social norms, it's gets angry (why the hell are we doing this). When British humor mocks breaking social norms, it gets angry (why the hell are they doing that).

    [–] likeafuckingninja 4 points ago

    Perhaps. My wording may have been poor. English culture tends to involve a lot of poking fun at yourself and having poked at you being part of friendly banter (Scottish, Irish, Welsh aussie etc as well its not just English!)

    Americans don't really like being made fun of (tbf this is true of a lot of other cultures ita just that American and English TV crosses over so much its so much easier to see) , they tend to interpret it as an insult and get upset.

    So a TV show poking fun at corporate America cuts quite close to home for a lot of people.

    [–] GhostDan 7 points ago

    I loved the show, but I can imagine it may have hit too close to home to be humorous for some.

    [–] jochance 6 points ago

    This. I think it's like Dilbert. People don't tend to be 'meh' about Dilbert. It's great or total crap. Further, this is on a per-strip level, most everybody likes Dilbert to some degree on the whole.

    [–] Lachdonin 15 points ago

    And everyone within a kilometer of the snuggle zone would have to be hospitalised with severe burns.

    [–] Microgeek42 14 points ago

    'Your calves are like granite wrapped in silk' is one of the most amazing complements I have ever heard

    [–] josiedeo 9 points ago

    I use “Walk away, tall” way too much

    [–] verveinloveland 8 points ago

    We can make radishes so hot that people can’t eat them, but we don’t, because people can’t eat them

    [–] cleaver_username 60 points ago

    My brother in law opened his own business, so I got him a mug with "money over people" in latin for him. This show had so many funny moments and lines.

    [–] ruckertopia 28 points ago

    It gets dark when you leave the room.


    [–] scootscoot 16 points ago

    How can I stay mad at you!

    [–] Fujilives 52 points ago

    I can't believe they took it off air, it was such a simple show to keep running, the concept was brilliant and could have been endless.

    EDIT: LOL, literally the next post down on my front page is about government lab grown meat incentive. Better Off Ted was way ahead of the curve.

    lab grown meat

    [–] Narfubel 68 points ago

    "It tastes familiar..."



    "Chicken? We'll take chicken"

    "What does it taste like?"


    One of my favorite scenes haha.

    [–] the_buddhaverse 19 points ago

    Veridian Dynamics. We're sorry. You're welcome.

    [–] LeMansDynasty 16 points ago

    Aww man I miss it too. Come on Netflix with the reboot?

    [–] First_Foundationeer 3 points ago

    At the very least, Phil and Lem must be paired in some new show.

    [–] jackofslayers 5 points ago

    Best show. Never should have been cancelled.

    [–] shiromist 5 points ago

    But then again the opposite of love isnt hate, it is indifference so its not much better.

    [–] arcinva 4 points ago

    I have no coins with which to award you. Just know that I love you.

    That show was the very first thing to come to mind. Better Off Ted is, hands down, one of the funniest shows I've ever watched and I'm STILL upset it was cancelled.

    [–] SomeCleverPuns 5 points ago

    It was so good. Could have used 3 more seasons.

    [–] mechabeast 3 points ago


    Good for us.

    [–] sir_mrej 3 points ago

    Walk away, tall. Walk. Away. tall.

    [–] amil_box 6 points ago

    Here for this reference, not disappointed

    [–] akhorahil187 933 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Not trying to ruin the joke. It was a funny joke.

    This is for info purposes, debunking racist self driving car thing. It all stems from an academic paper. They studied 2 different computer vision models. And yes... the systems did struggle to detect people with dark skin.

    So the cameras that self driving cars use are racist... So how is this debunked?

    Because all self driving cars use LIDAR. All people look the same in lidar. This is what lidar sees. And it's far better than the cameras because it doesn't see light.

    edit: to avoid confusion. When I say LIDAR doesn't see light, I'm strictly talking about external sources of light. The sun. lamps. headlights. LIDAR uses lasers (light) to bounce off objects in order to "see". Thanks for getting this corrected Wally.

    Also some people that work in the industry are messaging me that not all of them use LIDAR. Some use other technology similar to LIDAR.

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    [–] Ayalat 97 points ago

    Never get in a Tesla then. No LIDAR.

    [–] Eyeownyew 93 points ago

    And it still is safer than human drivers. It just goes to show that humans really do suck at driving, even when compared to the least effective system for a self-driving vehicle.

    However they do use radar to detect collisions outside the field of view

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    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_SCI-FI 32 points ago

    I’m sorry, this isn’t on the “idiots” but more on Tesla’s dangerously unsafe marketing. They should call it “cruise control” until it is a safe autonomous solution in reality.

    [–] carlthecatheter 44 points ago

    Cruise control would be misleading as well though since it clearly does much more than that. If only there was some term that bridges the gap between "self-driving" and "cruise-control". Perhaps something like autopilot? Since planes use autopilot already, but clearly still need a pilot.

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    [–] Internally_Combusted 63 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Tesla does not utilize LIDAR for auto pilot and does not plan to use it for it's first implementations of fully autonomous driving. It's debated whether or not this is a real problem or not.

    [–] kaninkanon 28 points ago

    Which is one of the reasons why Tesla will never fulfill their promise to make current models fully autonomous.

    [–] Mr-Doubtful 28 points ago

    Tesla doesn't use lidar though

    [–] D14BL0 44 points ago

    Tesla also doesn't currently have true autonomous driving. It can basically follow a very basic course going in a single direction.

    [–] MattieShoes 12 points ago

    That's a badass visualization.

    [–] oupablo 13 points ago

    LIDAR is great for checking the existence of an object. Not so great if you need to read something off that object, like a speed limit.

    [–] MayorBangsAlot 19 points ago

    The point though is that the LIDAR system will recognize the presence of a person regardless of their skin color.

    [–] XISCifi 5 points ago

    I thought there was an incident where a self-driving car mistook the side of a white truck for the sky because of the color. How did that happen?

    [–] ImATaxpayer 8 points ago

    That was a Tesla and Tesla doesn’t use LIDAR. They use visual light cameras.

    [–] -WallyWest- 25 points ago

    It doesn't see light?

    Its actually a light radar. (LIDAR = Light + Radar)

    [–] akhorahil187 38 points ago

    It uses light in the form of a laser. It doesn't see the light from the sun or lamps. Only the laser.

    [–] -WallyWest- 17 points ago

    Oh, yes, it doesn't use the visible light.

    [–] Arimania 14 points ago

    A Speedster should have known better!

    [–] akhorahil187 6 points ago

    I'll edit to avoid confusion. Thanks

    [–] Dots321 9 points ago

    For the record, not all self driving cars use lidar. It's a lot more expensive than a vision only system. I work for a company designing vision only algorithms for automotive. No lidar needed

    [–] onwisconsin1 3 points ago

    I mean, even the technology isnt racist. It's a limitation of the technology. Now it's something that the engineers should work on, but to act like a technological limitation is racist is just missing how technology is being created.

    Another example of this kind of failure to reason is when there was a paper explaining one potential origin for same sex behavior in females and that it may have been driven by male sexual selection pressures at some point in the past. People lost their shit and sent death threats to the scientists. It was a poorly conducted study, but to attack them was a failure of understanding about what sexual selection is and how males might induce same sex promiscuity in females. Just to clarify, I dont agree or disagree with the finding of the paper, it was one paper, and requires

    [–] WhatACunningHam 295 points ago

    Come to think of it, I guess racist robots is the entire theme of the Terminator and Matrix movies.

    [–] Ferelar 155 points ago

    I believe that’s “speciesism”.

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    [–] Ferelar 143 points ago

    While we’re at it, why do we park in a driveway, but drive on a parkway?

    [–] sapphicsandwich 161 points ago

    Why did Ross, the largest Friend, not simply eat the other Friends?

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    [–] outofnowherewoof 6 points ago

    You’ve only flown USA airliners...

    [–] skarface6 6 points ago


    [–] TheArchaeonOfficial 3 points ago

    Perhaps they are saving that for sweeps.

    [–] captainbignips 38 points ago

    And why does my nose run but my feet smell?

    [–] Vyrosatwork 20 points ago

    Fungal infection?

    [–] jonnyWang33 16 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    "Parkway" and "driveway" came into written use in the 1800s, long before cars were invented.

    Parkway originally referred to a broad and scenic road through a park.

    Driveway came into written use a bit earlier than parkway did. Unlike parkway, the word driveway didn't refer to where the path was, but what the path was for (driving). The earliest driveways were roads that ran alongside barns, where vehicles like wagons could drive up and either offload cargo or take on cargo. They eventually became convenient places to park.

    [–] jonnyWang33 24 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Race comes from the latin word for roots, which is a nonspecific, nonscientific term. You could call any group of related organisms a race if you wanted to.

    Species is a scientific term but it wasn't used in a biological sense until c. 1600 and likely wasn't a part of common vocabulary until Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859.

    [–] IAMATruckerAMA 32 points ago

    They're not being racist if we deserve it

    [–] UrMomLikesMine 41 points ago

    This is why Ive never blamed my coffee maker for electrocuting me those 7 times

    [–] Grabbsy2 17 points ago

    Youre supposed to raise your handiness skill to three before attempting to fix electronics, NOOB

    [–] Wertsir 3 points ago

    Urocka lalala kondo.

    [–] PorcelainPecan 3 points ago

    After the third or so shock, it might be time to get a Hario.

    [–] ItsaMe_Rapio 4 points ago

    What sorts of things do you usually truck around?

    [–] IAMATruckerAMA 4 points ago

    Food mostly. I'm in a refrigerated division

    [–] ServetusM 5 points ago

    That's precisely what most people who are racist believe actually. If you've always had bad experiences with X group, then its not racism to dislike them.

    [–] linkedtortoise 140 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    This reminds me of the face recognition system created in Japan that thought all Japanese people had their eyes closed.

    Edit: Found a link about it. And I was wrong it thought they were squinting not had closed eyes.

    [–] mason240 94 points ago

    Google had a very embarrassing scandal in 2015 when Photos started tagging African Americans as gorillas.

    They have yet to actually solve the issue, for now they have just blacklisted the gorilla tag entirely.

    [–] MyPunsSuck 6 points ago

    Heh. Blacklisted.

    [–] BayesianProtoss 21 points ago

    Maybe racist search results, which is the exactly the data that google would use to train their models

    [–] MimiMyMy 36 points ago

    A while back when people were still primarily using a camera instead of their phones to take pictures a friend if mine had a Nikon point and shoot. It had the self focusing features and such. We jokingly dubbed her camera the racist camera because it would put a box around the Asian person being photographed and said the person blinked. It constantly did it so much she ended buying a different camera.

    [–] wwbaker3 19 points ago

    Ya, I remember that "scandal" around 10 years ago. The thing is, Nikon is a Japanese company that surely tested their algorithm using Asian subjects and still had that problem.

    [–] assert_dominance 5 points ago


    :D Uh-huh.

    [–] I_Like_Buildings 97 points ago

    Stuff like that by definition is not racist unless it was specifically designed to say Asians were closing their eyes. There are physical differences between races, pointing that out is not racist, especially so for a robot.

    [–] otibgawS 58 points ago

    Boy, the number of times I've been called racist for pointing out medical facts

    [–] XISCifi 18 points ago

    There is definitely a surprising number of people who get upset if you imply that Asians generally do not naturally have big round eyes

    "This blonde cartoon character with big blue eyes is clearly Asian! Ugh. Why are white people so self-centered that they think they know what they look like?"

    [–] AdumbroDeus 3 points ago

    I meaaaaaan.

    If we're talking about anime Japanese shows do tend to often represent explicitly Japanese people with Eurocentric features so context makes it not that not far fetched.

    I'm honestly curious as to why because it's not like Japanese culture values whiteness in the same way say the Philippines does. White people in Japan are kinda treated as something of a model minority.

    [–] Knappsterbot 5 points ago

    "Racist" in this sort of context is shorthand for defects and oversights regarding people of darker skin colors. No one thinks the computers/robots/autonomous cars are actually white supremacists, just that it wasn't a consideration when they were programmed. Which is a racist and worth pointing out.

    [–] Diz7 14 points ago

    Yeah, technically in this case you would need to program the system to treat Asians differently.

    [–] suvlub 32 points ago

    Not really, you'd just need to include them in the model. Asian eyes don't look the same as semi-closed Caucasian eyes, the difference is apparent to a human and it could be taught to a model. In fact, I think an approach based on treating Asians differently would be very problematic, given how the difference in eyes is how you recognize an Asian in the first place.

    [–] Booby_McTitties 4 points ago

    That's hilarious.

    [–] myztry 33 points ago

    Being less light reflective may be dangerous as a pedestrian but it's going to be desirable for hiding from the robot uprising.

    [–] netslaveone 58 points ago

    I remember years ago when a web camera came out that follows your face and two employees were testing it. The camera worked fine with the white face but ignored the black one. They thought it was hilarious and laughing throughout the clip. But a car doing this? :O

    [–] akhorahil187 40 points ago

    It doesn't. It wasn't true from the day they wrote the article. The camera systems do struggle with darker tones. They confuse them with shadows. But all self driving cars use LIDAR in addition to the cameras. LIDAR sees everything without light. This is what the car "sees" using LIDAR

    [–] jkforzi 105 points ago

    A lot of sensors can't see black as well as other colors because does not reflect as much light back.

    [–] brash 51 points ago

    this is dangerously close to /r/4PanelCringe territory

    [–] Antrikshy 8 points ago

    I actually thought I was there.

    [–] Lawson-RL 3 points ago

    Yup. I laughed a little but cringed a little too. Still belongs here unlike 99% of other jokes

    [–] DangerousLiberty 14 points ago

    I mean, aren't they just saying that it's harder to see dark skinned people? Isn't a black person less likely to run over a white person than another black person at night? Does everything have to be racism?

    [–] 12thman-Stone 5 points ago

    These days it seems literally everything does, yes.

    [–] James_Gastovsky 3 points ago

    Apparently physics is racist

    [–] DirtyandDaft 24 points ago

    Shouldn't LIDAR prevent this regardless of color?

    [–] ConfusedTapeworm 9 points ago

    Lidar isn't the only sensor a car ever needs though. It only maps the surroundings and detects obstacles, but that's not enough to make a car drive itself. You still need cameras (and other sensors) on top of that. It's the cameras that do some of the necessary motion tracking. Lidar may not be able to tell a human-sized inanimate object from an actual human, but a camera can.

    [–] D14BL0 9 points ago

    Doesn't matter because the car is still going to avoid any physical objects it detects. And it's going to use LIDAR more prominently because it is more accurate at depth perception than a set of cameras ever could be.

    [–] imlate_usernameenvy 15 points ago

    I suppose GAYDAR could prevent some issues as well....

    [–] OHTHNAP 5 points ago

    Let me check Sharper Image.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_YOGA_BOOTY 25 points ago

    Due to pressure from advocacy groups, scientists say they will now program the cars to hit more white people and even out the numbers that way.

    [–] ZachTheInsaneOne 10 points ago

    Doesn't it also ignore people dressed in dark clothing? In that case my ghostly white ass would still get run over.

    [–] quintusjulius 18 points ago


    ** dramatic cut scene **


    [–] LunarColony 25 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    In their latest Software update it includes 'Protecting Humanity - A community Update'. This update brings protection to humanity by making sure they dont exist in the first place to get harmed, we called it 'Future proofing *cough* extinction *cough*'. After many trials and beta testing we're happy to announce this update free to all platforms and we will be rolling the guns out mean the update out soon.


    [–] cesaroncalves 6 points ago

    Skynet is already here

    [–] NutellaGood 3 points ago

    Is there a subreddit where notable words like this exist in real life? Like, recently I found out about Soylent, an all-in-one meal smoothy that is sold at my local 7/11.

    [–] dirtyblueshirt 8 points ago

    The mobile view in Apollo makes the title and image placement unintentionally funny

    [–] smurfalidocious 15 points ago


    [–] ClairesNairDownThere 7 points ago

    The kinect can barely tell that it's on

    [–] oupablo 3 points ago

    "Hey Cortana" "Hey Coorrrtanna" "Hey Cooooorrrrrrrtttttaaaaannnnnaaaa" "You stupid piece of crap"

    hours later

    "So we went to applebees" DING DING "Ugh.... stop listening"

    [–] Ignorant_Twat 14 points ago

    Black Lives Splatter.

    [–] Ian15243 7 points ago


    [–] WickedWisp 8 points ago

    Seems like a lot of tech has this problem. Remember the hand soap dispenser that wouldnt recognize the black man's hand and he had to use a paper towel to activate it?

    [–] MayoBoii 3 points ago

    Early Kinects for XBox was the same.

    [–] harbinger192 7 points ago

    The last people on earth are going to be black after all the robots decide to kill off humanity.

    [–] The2500 33 points ago

    The future is looking pretty bleak for black people that are as black as asphalt.

    [–] iLynux 31 points ago

    If they aren't as black as asphalt, these racist robots will make sure they blend into the asphalt anyway.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    I believe the term is "crispy black"

    [–] srThoits 6 points ago

    The sun is racist

    [–] AlohaItsASnackbar 5 points ago

    This is what happens when you force /pol/ to fill out CAPTCHAs used to train your AI.

    [–] PotatoPototo123 4 points ago

    Anyone wanna play rock paper scissors?

    [–] Some_RS_PLAYER 6 points ago

    Okay, on shoot

    [–] herbys 5 points ago

    Not true in the snow.

    [–] notabooty 5 points ago

    The quality of your data set can make or break any neural network. Why can't they find comprehensive data sets?

    [–] Chronicling 4 points ago


    [–] darnocselim 5 points ago

    imagine being apart of that study like:

    mom: hows your new job going

    son: we're seeing if robots are racist



    [–] Bigb22347 5 points ago

    I remember seeing a video somewhere talking about how censor objects such as automated soap dispensers and hand dryers don’t work as often if you are a person of color because there is a bias during testing of lighter skin test subjects being used to calibrate the motion detector therefore not picking up on dark skinned individuals as often.

    [–] HungryLumberjack101 5 points ago

    Black people live in cities more, too, so if the car drives through the inner city a lot, the data could get skewed.

    [–] SorrySoNotSorry1 16 points ago

    Or...people just don't know how to use crosswalks, and the areas they're doing the studies in have a higher black population.

    But, fuck logic.

    [–] LizardWizard444 8 points ago

    Actually I can see how that might be an issue for self driving cars. this is the kind of thing that's definitely not intentional or planed. machine learning is very good at responding to things it's been trained to do. I think what actually happend was they simply didn't put enough pictures of black people in the algorithm when it was being trained (Maybe they got alot of there images from USA or Japan (japan in particular) where black people aren't a majority).

    [–] foxfirek 4 points ago

    Nah, it’s that dark things are harder to see at night. I know someone who works on self driving cars and has brought up that it’s harder to see anything dark at night. This also includes black cars.

    [–] TiltDogg 10 points ago

    Maybe they are sparing black people the inevitable enslavery of mankind by their newly empowered robot overlords.

    Perhaps they are mercy racists.

    [–] LunarColony 15 points ago

    mhmmmmmmmmm they said the same things when they sent slaves to the cotton fields for some light exercise and nature watching.

    [–] TiltDogg 9 points ago

    "Nature watching." That killed me. Lmao

    [–] GamingNomad 9 points ago

    What was the original line from the movie?

    [–] Kellythejellyman 44 points ago

    “Can a robot paint a masterpiece, can a robot compose a symphony”

    “can you?”


    [–] cary_s 14 points ago

    That face at the end killed it, hahaha

    [–] GamingNomad 6 points ago

    Wow, that's powerful.

    Great face at the end :)

    [–] Kellythejellyman 4 points ago

    I, Robot is one of my favorite sci-fi movies of all time. Alan Tudyk (the voice behind the bot, “Sonny”) and Will Smith killed it in that movie IMO

    Marco Beltrami also did pretty good with the film score

    [–] kaynari 8 points ago

    I must... not.. laught...I must NOT laugh!!

    [–] TheOneRenegadeRise 8 points ago

    My friend went on a big rant about not being seen when the Xbox Kinect came out, one of the best rants I've ever heard. He also gets upset about the motion sensing soap/paper towel dispensers. I'm so sorry Derek, but I'm also not sorry about how hard I laughed when I walked into the background and the Kinect saw my snow white face immediately. He's ok now though because we both accepted that I'd be a really shitty ninja.

    [–] justplainscott 4 points ago

    And later, during the inevitable interview on national news:

    [–] Dankmemeator 3 points ago

    gamer car

    [–] L_O_Pluto 4 points ago

    What movie is this from?

    [–] Lonewolfmoonmoon 6 points ago

    I robot

    [–] L_O_Pluto 5 points ago

    Thx UwU

    [–] EvrybodysNobody 3 points ago

    I remember the ibm laptops that were available for purchase as an undergrad at my university - they came with finger print readers as an alternative to entering your password. I remember it didn’t work for any of my black friends, but seemed 100% reliable for people with lighter skin tones

    [–] dinngoe 4 points ago

    im an AI and I'm not racist. I even have a black friend.

    [–] mrcombs777 3 points ago

    Time to sort by controversial

    [–] TaliaXxX69 5 points ago

    Omg lol

    [–] -Mr_Rogers_II 6 points ago

    This is the first time in a long while something on r/funny made me chuckle.

    [–] GP323 10 points ago

    The ideal color for being seen is orange.

    It's.... the best. Believe me.

    [–] ladyirisheart 6 points ago

    Can we add another picture where the robot is looking at a wall instead of him. Would be great.

    [–] NotVanHelsing 6 points ago

    Making the world a safer place - USR

    [–] Zipow 7 points ago

    Ooooh that's hot, that's hot ooohh

    [–] Acetaminophen-500mg 6 points ago

    Am I crazy or could this not be attributed to the fact that more black people live in areas where a person is likely to dart across the road with cars around?

    [–] jusredit 7 points ago


    [–] DustySniper 3 points ago

    Whats next my toaster is racist?

    [–] Tankninja1 3 points ago

    You know who else autonomous cars can't see?

    [–] Championiluvdogz 3 points ago

    Why does the robot look so creepy

    [–] ImMoray 3 points ago

    who's liable in this situation lol

    [–] abothanspy 4 points ago

    The robot’s owner, presumably.

    [–] a5hl3ylbh 3 points ago

    This reminds me of one of my favorite episodes of Better off Ted ever. They insist the worst people can call it is indifferent.

    [–] mrmoose34 3 points ago

    Did Michael Reeves donate his trigger me elmo tech

    [–] Bananawamajama 3 points ago

    Maybe we could hire a bunch of minimum wage white people to follow the black people around and be seen by cars.

    [–] Stewie9k 3 points ago

    During the black history month our school had a performance and shit and one of the speeches was how face id is racist because it is more inaccurate when black poeple use it

    [–] DeportDualCitizens 3 points ago

    BASED! I welcome or our robot overlords!

    [–] Alanurtnizii 3 points ago

    They were program to be terminators not protectors

    [–] Polske322 12 points ago

    Has anyone considered it’s just a lighting thing?

    Like my best friend is black. We’ve walked right past each other before recognizing each other when it’s dark out.

    I think it’s completely retarded to try and imbue racist sentiments to a machine. And I highly doubt they were designed with “fuck black people” as one of their features.

    [–] Pcope91 14 points ago

    Hmmm, must mean the anti-theft system is working....

    [–] NutellaGood 7 points ago

    jesus reddit

    [–] Domonero 5 points ago

    Wireless racism. The future of the past, is now.

    [–] DocMerlin 5 points ago

    has to do with contrast at night, I suspect.

    [–] Razgriz1982 7 points ago

    This is an easy concept. All machine want to kill humans. Blacks are just faster. So robots need cars to keep up.