The control experiment, the real experiment to establish these times to identify which is more like life is to ask a machine AND a human to do the same experiment and then it would clearer, which experimenter "felt" more? So why did EVERYONE so casually called Ferbie "he", "his", and "him"? I left after robot woman talked about her "brother" . On the other hand, I can play a game in the Grand Theft Auto series and mindless kill innocent NPCs without and guilt or remorse. Their scripted tactic was as absurd as the robot interview in the program. I have a friend who had the same experience (figured out he was corresponding with a chatbot) and I can imagine it's a pretty frustrating discovery that would make a person very distrustful of these sites. They are robotic seals used in homes for the elderly to keep the inhabitants company... I was hoping to find a photo here to confirm my suspicion, but the fact that he was a street mime in the area certainly narrows the possibility that our paths intersected. so as I was listening to the episode, I decided to chat with Cleverbot..all went acording to plan until...around the mark..Jad asked about being sad... The Furby may be assembled, but it won't do anything until you add batteries - just as humans need electricity to function." But you can't assemble a baby from parts and plug it into a power source and bring it to life, I think that's the point.
I think I person would have to be quite desperate for company to have several hour conversations with either of them, but especially with cleverbot. This episode could have really benefitted from an interview with Dan Dennett, and for the last story, you danced around the "Chinese Room" problem but never actually addressed it, which is an important concept in AI that would have bolstered the argument Krulwich was trying to make. If I had all of the proper organs and body parts of a human and I sewed them together like Frankenstien, I could not bring that human to life." Actually, what you're missing in both cases is a power source.And we talk to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives..that's chatting with more than 3 million humans each month. It seems questionable that a machine could approach the potency of being human without at least two substitutions: 1. Wow, listening to this show I started wondering if one day soon a computer would be more human than a person with autism. Are telling me you've not even read a Ray Kurzweil book?? Lately the show has been on a downwards slide scientifically. I feel sorry for you, that you will never know what that tastes like.Then, five intrepid kids help us test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons, and play on our human empathy. Imperfect and imaginative memory instead of consistent and programmable memory 2. People with autism have impairments in social communication, especially understanding and reacting to the emotions of others. FURBIES: so I about droped the i Pod when you mentioned these things. Not only do you belabor the episodes with explanations of concepts that ought to be common knowledge to anyone with Bachelors degree, (I mean really, you've interrupted the latest shows with 10 minutes digressions explaining general relativity, and the Turing Test.) Its great that you guys delve deeper into topics that wow freshman philosophy classes, but I wish you wouldn't ruin the show by assuming that these are utterly new and staggeringly breakthrough ideas that you must devote 10 minutes of remedial backstory to-- so there was this guy named Descarte--you've probably never heard of him--he had this radical idea about the ontology of consciousness... You are incapable of having anything important to say. Cleverbot: Too bad that hasn't improved your furby part especially reminds me of the twilight zone episode #7 "the lonely" where a prisoner on an asteroid in the future is given a beautiful android woman as a companion.So Freedom, who was thinking about becoming a mom someday, decided to get a little practice by adopting two gerbils and one ... Last year, Jon Ronson got an assignment from GQ to interview robots. Perhaps if you combine the What Does Technology Want? It was good fun back then -- a nice break from Norton Commander, ya' know? But real intelligence, that humans will not be able to create through mechanized means. Failing to even mention Ray Kurzweil and laughing off his work as "those people who think computers are going to grow legs and walk away. Been listening to your podcast everyday at work for the past month. Congratulations to Robert Krulwich on the recent Radiolab "Talking to Machines". For those who think that a chatbot is unusual or unique, I assure you that it is not. Cleverbot: My favorite game ever is 'The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time'. It can also be the process of determining the best interface for a new website.He soon found himself in Vermont, sitting across from what's purported to be the world's most sentient robot: Bina48. My Husband broke up 6 months ago and left me heartbroken, this made me sick and my problem became very very difficult and it made me almost gave up but after the love spell from Dr.mack, my relationship was restored instantly, I was happy that the outcome was fantastic, only 3 days after [email protected] Never in my life have I thought this would work so fast. and Emergence episodes you could make a case for empathy and imagination emerging from mechanical production. Its interesting, as I listen to the section about the Furbies, my mind is mixing public radio shows. And props to him especially for the improvements he has made to his AI project "Java Application for Discursion Analysis and Biologically-Unassisted Mechanical Response Delivery". There is a business reason for these chatbots on dating sites: Men far outnumber the women, and in order to keep these men active (and paying), the sites use the chatbots to ensure that every man achieves some level of success. And artificial intelligence is not just about modeling sentience.He was single at the time, and it seemed like everyone was getting into online dating. Nabokov's Speak, Memory is just one tribute to Mnemosyne, mother of our muses and of our sense of self. After all, we humans talk to ourselves, to books, to games--we literally animate things (and often people! For myself, I have had "in my head conversations" with authors and editors. It also makes me miss NYC..mostly you guys make me Think. I was hoping you'd talk more about the philosophical level; if these machines could think, act, speak, behave, and understand just like people. The military was unsure what they could learn and were afraid of these things being used for espionage! As a kid in the 80's I played with the computer script psychoanalyst too. You've had a long run, covered so many interesting concepts so wonderously, it seems like as you have to stretch further and further for new material, you're scraping the bottom of the barrel rather than the top of it. You're so good at explaining and making complex concepts digestible, I wish you'd pursue that challenge rather than just making the show for high schoolers who dropped out of science class. While they were there, Scott actually perished whereas my grandfather was part of the Northern party, anyway they killed seals and penguins to survive. While the two can have overlapping components they are not the same.