Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger

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Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open

Quote:A robot broke a seven-year-old boy's finger during a chess match in Moscow last week, Russian news outlets report.

"The robot broke the child's finger," Sergey Lazarev, Moscow Chess Federation President, told Tass news agency. "This is of course bad."

Admittedly a chess machine is not expected to be a generalised artificial intelligence. But even so, this seems a bit unexpected.
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(2022-07-25, 12:12 PM)Typoz Wrote: Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open


Admittedly a chess machine is not expected to be a generalised artificial intelligence. But even so, this seems a bit unexpected.

I didn't watch the video, but was the robot losing and feeling vindictive or something? Wink
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(2022-07-25, 12:12 PM)Typoz Wrote: Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open


Admittedly a chess machine is not expected to be a generalised artificial intelligence. But even so, this seems a bit unexpected.

I'm curious to find out the path of the program that led to this incident. If no clear understanding can be ascertained because the program was based in machine learning...that about says it all for that technology....
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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The video (many versions on youtube) is from a distant position and not a good angle. Everything seems to come to a halt except for the various people rushing to assist the child.

I think there is probably less to this story than meets the eye.

I read two different versions of what happened, journalism in general tends towards making stuff up when there is a shortage of actual facts available. One version (which I suspect is mistaken) suggested the boy tried to make two moves in a row without allowing the robot its turn. Another version says the robot had just finished its move but had not yet withdrawn the arm, and the boy responded with his move very quickly. Apparently for safety reasons the boy was supposed to wait.

I guess (shortage of facts, so I make things up) that it was an industrial robot arm, used to manipulating objects on a conveyor belt or some sort of environment where there is no human presence. It probably worked perfectly under controlled demonstration conditions, but introduce a small child into the scene and the unexpected happens.
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(2022-07-25, 03:16 PM)Silence Wrote: I didn't watch the video, but was the robot losing and feeling vindictive or something? Wink

I was thinking something similar - the robot could have politely resigned if it was losing Smile
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I watched the video and it seemed to me that the child was castling, which involves moving two pieces and this created the confusion that caused this to happen.

I was pleased that the kid continued in the tournament with a splint on his finger.

It isn't too gruesome to watch.
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