Tech brands are forcing AI into your gadgetswhether you asked for it or not

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/ai-marketing-hype-is-coming-for-your-favorite-gadgets/

How long before it becomes literally impossible to purchase any device which isn't bloated with "AI" garbage?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bros i don't like the dystopian world we're headed to...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't you hear bro? AI is LE BASED & REDPILLED because it makes troony artists on twitter seethe or something.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This but unironically

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shit take

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not an argument

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you mean
        *image gen AI makes troony artists on twitter seethe
        language oriented AI (LLMs) is pozzed beyond repair, both cloud and local.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > implying image gen AI aren't LLMs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well, yeah, they're not. Quit trying to confuse people.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why don't you just stop worrying so much about what people think on twitter and BOT. homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically based, whatever makes tranime „artists” neck self is good

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I already got cameras that claim to have AI built in but I just use them to watch wildlife so I turned all the detection stuff off.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I welcome my wristwatch coming with a tethered rtx 4090

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this has already been a thing for like 10 years, it was just never advertised as AI. any type of machine learning, face filters, etc.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Easiest way to add anthropomorphized human manipulation that reaches far beyond all the social media algorithms could have ever dreamed of in their wildest fever dreams. They will profile all your communications, everwhere. They will manipulate you in all of your applications, once adoption has reached what they consider to be critical mass.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So? Are you implying thats bad? Fricking luddite leave our board, we hate your kind

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cry more bootlicker.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go suck on a tree branch luddite
        Leave our board

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't you just stop buying new shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, how's that going to work 5 years from now when you need to replace your designed-to-fail refrigerator or car and they all have AI? Companies are already eliminating the option to buy a dumb appliance.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Buy from goodwill.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that robot looks so cool, even though you'd think it can just tune its own amp instead of using a megaphone, but the imagery works as a way of humanising a machine

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did you know that they're even selling "AI-powered" baseball bats these days?

    https://www.rawlings.com/product/RBB4MC3.html

    Fricking BASEBALL BATS.

    What the flying frick is an "AI baseball bat"?

    AND WHY THE FRICK DOES ANYBODY NEED ONE?!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Theoretically a good AI baseball bat would be closer to cyborg augmentation than "AI" where the bat would basically give you aim assist. But a more crude example would be that it would have sensors to detect your form, your swing, and your speed and report that to an app of some sort.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My mouse driver got a 300 MB AI integration update, I didn't ask for this shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it just means that you'll be able to frick it and the mouse will be able to talk dirty to you

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't need that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you might not need it but you want it
          you want that sweet mouse ass

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kek, maybe this is for the same people who use those mousepads with butt/boob molds

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When did this switch from machine learning to ai happen?
    It's a pretty successful rebranding, stupid people end up thinking their devices can think.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a love-hate relationship with AI.

    I pre-ordered the Rabbit R1 and I don't have it yet but it came with a free year of Perplexity pro and I love Perplexity. The Rabbit has perplexity pro built in so I'm confident I will enjoy the rabbit even if it fails to deliver in other areas simply because perplexity is so good. But thankfully the reviews the rabbit are showing that it's delivering on the use cases I was interested in so I'm not worried about. I also use that AI tool from GitHub for my work. My boss gave me a subscription so I've been using it and it's pretty helpful. AI isn't inherently bad and I enjoy these tools to an extent. I use ChatGPT sometimes but only the free version which honestly isn't very good.

    BUT, I don't want this shit built directly into my devices. The rabbit is an exception because it's solely meant to be an AI device. I don't want an AI in my OS, and I don't want it in my phone. If push comes to shove then I'll build a framework laptop and switch the Linux. As for my phone, I'll lock it down and only touch it when necessary if need be. But if it remains like current, I'll simply not use the AI features if possible - so long as it isn't doing sketchy shit in the background (it probably will).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are you planning on using the rabbit for, if you don't mind me asking?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sex stuff

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How is the rabbit useful for that?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they have put too much money into AI they have no choice

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most AI in devices already out there is just clever scripting. AI is also a marketing buzzword, so that needs to be taken into account.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "AI" has been in our devices for a while. Predictive text. Google search. Social media algorithms. It was just called something different before.
    "AI" is just a buzzword.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was given an LG 'smart TV' for free and I'm scared to switch to it. Still have an old Sony TV which: 1. shows broadcast television and 2. accepts a few inputs. That's it. Perfect.

    I feel like I am going to have to debloat a fricking television. Opt-out of any online nonsense. The only apps I want is 'watching television' and 'using it as a display'.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You should be worried, all smart TVs detect the content of your screen and use that profile you. Impossible to opt out too so you basically have to disconnect the network device to be safe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You should be worried, all smart TVs detect the content of your screen and use that profile you. Impossible to opt out too so you basically have to disconnect the network device to be safe.

      You guys make it sound like it's hard to operate a smart TV while keeping it offline. If all you're using a TV for is accepting and displaying graphical output of your devices, you won't need to connect it to the internet anyway.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MS ramming shit down my throat is why I'm Linux daily driving now. If I ps, regedit, gpo it out and you bring it back and turn off the "turn this shit off" option I used in a Windows update, you can kiss my ass and go frick yourself.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only mouse i want is my trackball mouse

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >purchase any device which isn't bloated with "AI" garbage?
    It's probably going to be like back in the day where they felt the need to plaster "digital" all over everything, even products which had nothing to do with it like basic headphones and shit.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Reeeeeeeee!
    lol

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't wait for the market to crash after the ai goldrush ends and investors find out AI isn't good for anything but fricking around and the directors see the power bill for the servers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate investors so much
      Death to all investors

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tech is literally running on investors
        The market value of shares is based on SPECULATION
        There is zero actual value in major tech companies and most run red every year
        Silicon valley needs a PR win every now and then to convince people to open their wallets

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unless I'm the one investing then it's correct
        >

        https://i.imgur.com/lJM7EiZ.png

        "AI" has been in our devices for a while. Predictive text. Google search. Social media algorithms. It was just called something different before.
        "AI" is just a buzzword.
        This

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >AI slop
          You will never be a real artist.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why is an artist needed for a stupid frog meme?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Parasitic investors fuel all the major tech and nearly all the innovation, it kind of pays to have to pay dividends to stupid stockholders and what not.
        But whoring your company out to investors is not for everyone. Valve remains private, in music tech Roland and Behringer remain private. Roland used to be public, but a CEO got fed up with investor bullshit and bought up most of the shares then forced a settlement to get all the remaining shares from shareholders and Roland went private again.
        Behringer is hellbent on outcompeting and producing junk gear for low prices. 99% of musicians are poorgays, so Behringer is always appealing with their low prices, even if their noisy gear is shit. Behringer literally owns a whole city of factories in China, but still, they won't go public. It's cancerous.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          God bless Behringer, I have a cheap USB interface from them. It just werks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      will be a while yet for that judging by the new stuff that's coming out, music is the new thing. but yeah, it's going to happen

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Udio and Suno are good but better local models are needed now that can keep up with them.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    True, Logi Options just updated and now it has a useless AI prompt slop

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the best programming language with built in AI? Like I wanna calculate E=mc2 and add AI to it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WTF

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What a bunch dikshit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I hope that was a troll. I mean it's pretty much perfect as a bait post but he could actually be that dumb.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're just reselling chatgpt.
    And it's always chatgpt, they never resell claude, bard, grok, or a llama model.
    There's really not a lot that's required for that, so it's less bloat more spyware because anything you say or do around it becomes more training data.

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