Tagged by the wonderfully sweet @goldenangelwings! Thank you!

Rules: List ten of your favorite characters, from any medium such as literature, movies, television, etc. Then tag ten people.

Additional Rule I Just Made Up for Myself: No Tales characters allowed ‘cause those are all predictable.

1. Levin (Soul Nomad)
2. Shiki Misaki (The World Ends With You)
3. Mana Oosaka (Net High)
4. Chloe Hartzog (Mana Khemia 2)
5. Alexei (Atelier Elkrone)
6. Karen (Harvest Moon)
7. Beatrice (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
8. Cocona Bartel (Ar Tonelico 2)
9. Graham (King’s Quest)
10. Ken Amada (Persona 3)

Tagging:  Let’s go with… @alley-cat-sunflower, @yoshigali uhm…other people that haven’t been tagged? I’m sorry I’m so bad at this (You don’t have to follow the additional rule, by the by. That one was just for me).

Why Robocops Need to be Less Efficient Than Human Coaps

Klint Finley

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New from me at Wired:

Automation is also framed as a way to make law enforcement more efficient. A red light camera can catch a lot more violations than a human can.

The rub is that extreme efficiency isn’t necessarily good thing. That’s what a group of researchers argue in a paper presented earlier this year at a conference on robot law in Miami. They go so far as to argue that inefficiency should be preserved, even increased, as we move to automated law enforcement.

That may sound counter-intuitive, but in the end, it makes good sense. Woodrow Hartzog, an assistant professor at Samford University’s Cumberland School of law and co-author of the paper, tells WIRED that, in some cases, making law enforcement less efficient just means putting humans back in the loop, allowing room for “inefficient” human judgments like mercy and compassion. “A robot can’t forgive certain infractions that are generally accepted,” he says.

Full Story: Wired: Why Robocops Need to be Less Efficient Than Human Coaps