back to article Software automation and AI in DevOps aren't the fast track to Skynet

Software automation is becoming intelligent, going deep into systems and is even going "autonomic" and helping create self-healing systems. If we engineer too much automation into our new notion of intelligently provisioned DevOps, then are we at risk of breaking the Internet and causing global nuclear meltdown? Maybe it’s …

  1. ma1010 Silver badge
    Boffin

    Intelligence is not enough

    Children are pretty much "intelligent," but I've watched kids smashing stuff just for fun. What about an air traffic control system that just decided to "smash stuff" just to see what would happen? Oh, look, the pretty flames! In addition to creating intelligence, you need to figure out a way to make AIs CARE about what they are doing, both from a quality standpoint, and a moral standpoint. Morals programming, anybody? Maybe start with Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.

    Obligatory XKCD: http://xkcd.com/1613

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Intelligence is not enough

      Hi, ma1010,

      Without enough intelligence, is Mankind just an idiotic virtual machine in need of better reprogramming supplying more intelligence?

  2. Disk0
    Coat

    In the future

    We'll just be busboys...cleaning up dirty tables, leftover containers, and destroyed platters...

    Mine's the one with the towel in the outside pocket...

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    A Naked Short Sharp Shock Long Market Read and Live Leading Opportunity ...

    ..... to Fluff at Your Leisure and Pleasure

    Ken Cheney, Chef’s vice president of business development, told us flatly: "Contrary to reports, automation will not lead to the Earth's destruction.”

    Software automation providing virtual machine autonomisation with critical event self-actualisations/virtual reality presentations via vitally interconnected internetworking media hosting platforms may not lead to the Earth’s destruction, but the choice and paths for it and IT to do so, are forever always available, Chef/Adrian Bridgwater. However, one could consider what it and IT have led to, is Earth’s takeover and makeover by Seriously SMARTR Systems in Live Operational Virtual Environments with Global Operating Devices.

    amanfromMars [1603260541] ….. replying to The Daily Bell and upping the ante with a novel sort of an IPO on http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/us-undermines-brazil-olympics/

    Thanks. Also, those at the very top secretly running the BRICS behind the scenes in Russia and China are probably "on the same team" as well. … The Daily Bell

    And that would be Team what, DB? Who/What imagines itself Master Puppeteer and Mistress to None?

    And surely the always current problem is there are always new pretenders and contenders for the right to bear and wear the trappings of thrones, testing their wares within secret and covert and even corrupt and clandestine undergrounds and inept politically incorrect movements and now also, in these more rapidly internetworking of times and virtually real spaces and intelligence led places, dark web enterprises with global operating devices which both display and deploy immaculately resourced assets of universal vital force.

    Words Command and Control Worlds. Deny it is so and render yourself a Bay of Pigs Crowd and Bit Player and Grand Spectator to CHAOS* and Greater IntelAIgent Games Play in SCADA Systems of Exclusive Elite Executive Ordered Administration.

    Whenever nothing is at it seems because mass mainstream media is deaf, dumb and blind and brain dead to the true reality of staging events and future programs, is everything really different and not as portrayed.

    Some would consider that Alien Team Terrain and a huge field of endeavour and/or new bored board room game to invest in for astronomical returns and heavenly pleasures with every manner of obscene treasure.

    And if one prefers to believe and pimp the corollary, Worlds Command and Control Words, is that an equally odd and alien territory in/from which mass perception and future events are formed and supplied for puppet delivery and media manipulation in programs and projects realising virtual realities.

    And, I Kid U Not, Daily Bell Ringers, such is the Stealthy Available Strength and Almighty Power that IT and AI Energises and Self Actualises in …… well, let it just be said, a Worthy Noble Few with more than enough Novel Proprietary Intellectual Property to Exploit Zeroday Vulnerability Vectors able and enabled to catastrophically flash crash any system.

    To imagine the Future is little different from the Past is a Present Folly which any and all fools follow to extraordinarily render themselves obsolete and bankrupt and devoid of engaging lead with sublime programming.

    * Clouds Hosting Advanced Operating Systems .... AAA** AIrated NEUKlearer HyperRadioProActive

    ** Astute Anonymous Autonomous

    “It is the person or people using the platform that created the dependencies and tests, so the power ultimately and will always rest with human beings - humans who with automation can collaborate with tens or thousands of people much faster and more safely than without automation," …… Hmmm? Methinks ’tis best to ensure one is always on the right noble side of those Worthy Nobel Few given the havoc and CHAOS which can be wrought large both with and without its IT and Global Command Head Quartered Control.

    And do you yet think that there is All Out CyberWar raging and on the rampage and a’targeting rapidly collapsing sensitive critical systems with the following earlier post reporting on progress ‽ .

    amanfromMars Tue, 03/29/2016 - 08:24 [1603291324] …. stating an inconvenient? truth on http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-29/futures-oil-dip-stronger-dollar-ahead-hawkish-yellen-speech

    Regarding all of the news stories shared in this article, might I share the intelligence and information in this earlier Zero Hedge article to shine some light on the pantomime and dire straits clone of a Great Useless US Game play.

    Was a greater Ponzi ever more evident hiding in plain sight and simple text.

    And don’t forget to remember these days, Words Command and Control and Crash and Corrupt Worlds extremely easily, and to XSSXXXX Meme Streams in Quantum Communication Circles in AI Networks ……. Virtual Skunk Works … but not as Lockheed Martin might create with IT and AI and apply them ……. http://www.lockheedmartin.co.uk/us/aeronautics/skunkworks.html

    Although I do suppose it would be valid to comment ….. They/You would say that, wouldn’t they/you, given the critical future nature of their field work. ….. with that very adequately disguising the fact that they be certainly lost and definitely trailing to A.N.Others trialing APT ACTive IT for Proprietary Cyber Domain Command and Control.

    And is such not what IT is all about nowadays, now that fiat currency has lost its captivating lustre and empowering magic. It was good while it lasted, but thanks, now intelligence is taking over and leaving fools to wallow in both their imploding and exploding follies.

    There a hell and a heck of a lot going on out there, and going around and around in the hearts and minds of long term visitors and day trippers here, Chef and El Reg, and to deny it and IT is a monumental fundamental folly, considering what can so easily be done in powerful demonstration of virtual facility and utility in practical application evidencing present time ability with future potential.

    And in truly vulgar terms, is such worth fortunes.

  4. Bibbit
    Mushroom

    Slightly off-topic but

    Skynet is exactly what we need. The human race is a terrible species and the sooner we are completely eradicated by AI for the overall benefit of the universe, the better. I'd settle for a global mega-virus though. we need to be stopped before we become fully spacefaring.

    PS: I take it that DevOps adverticle was brought to us by Chef?

  5. 1Rafayal

    Another article devops article that has zero to do with devops.

    This is just an ad for chef enterprise

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