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.

and whether the furbie was closer to barbie or gerbie. By the woman who originally bought Ferbie in prep for a baby, and most disturbingly, by all the children who handled Ferbie. Why did you decide to not use "she" occasionally, or even introduce it as a "she" to the girl child? I remember talking to a kiosk running ELIZA when I was in college, (mid 1980's). I told it I was sad because I was broke, it didn't quite get that 'broke" meant having no money. Perhaps you told the listener after I left how the robot accessed the story to tell, but if you did not, that was a mistake. There is something about the good and evil decisions being couched in a dialogue that makes it difficult for me to choose to be evil without creating an uncomfortable discord. The realization is that the rest of society is so regimented and calculated that many of us operate without real intelligence anyway. Just thought it would be a perfect addition and a little more 'current' than furbbies. I would really like to know how the batteries still work in that little demonic thing. My most vivid memory of Caleb was his ability to run toward a vertical wall, then up it and into a flip, landing on his feet. Here's a piece of the conversation: Bot: Why then did you ask me to hold on Me: I did not...i'm talking to you. We are alive from our mothers' wombs, an assembly much more subtle and rich with biological history.

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Using hexagonal carbon nanotubesarranged in fractal patterns with a hexagonal motif, that then share resonance traits of microtubules and using either ultrasonic or radio waves to vibratethe nanotubes at 8 mhz or something similar to human brain microtubules would , I think , be one method to create an antenna or receiver for a bit ofconsciousness. Yeah yeah, well, they say...." Well yes we do know those guys, (or should) but then what was all that business earlier about "can't go there? In fact he has made an android copy of himself Geminoid HI-1.

If 'consciousness' does indeed reside within the 1st order temporal field, then one wonders if one could 'coax' or invite , as it were some bit of consciousness to reside within the artificial vessel made out of these nanotubes. " You're well familiar with it but just don't buy it? I had the following exchange with Cleverbot about and hour ago and it's still thinking about how to respond. Repliee Q2 is an extremely life like android with censors all through her body.

Perceiving another person as responsive to one’s needs is inherent to the formation of attachment bonds and is the foundation for safe-haven and secure-base processes.

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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.

So he started searching through photos and sending messages, reaching out to women who caught his interest. In 1999, Freedom Baird was in grad school, and Furbies--those furry little robot toys that talk to you and tell you to play with them--were all the rage. When we speak of intelligent design to what extent are we also allowing for an imperfect memory capable of creative imagination? Perhaps robots making robots qualifies as growth and evolution. Sbaitso, which I'm sure would be very familiar to many Radio Lab listeners. Sbaitso was a DOS program distributed with Sound Blaster. SBAITSO = "Sound Blaster Acting Intelligent Text to Speech Operator". The program was meant to showcase primitive text-to-speech, and so it was somewhat like a talking ELIZA. This ability to project and listen, sadly, often blocks our ability to hear & see what is there, but awareness of our NEED to talk with ourselves also allows us to overcome it. The prologue of The Singularity is Near provides more relevant information to the topic at hand than your whole program did. You talked about them simulating thought and emotion, but you didn't really ask what makes human thought and emotion. Love your show, and I wish I could call in and thank the sponsors. My brother and I used to see how much verbal abuse it could take, bad children I guess. Sorry to be so harsh but it kind of like when the local band you've been following for years goes national and completely changes their sound to some kind of pop-country crap, I feel like a once awesome thing is getting spoiled. HCI can be an engineer/scientist deciding how to best position an LCD screen in a new model car.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.And we meet a robot built to be so sentient that its creators hope it will one day have a consciousness, and a life, all its own. Growth and evolution instead of production and design 1. It would also be interesting see how the Turing test stands up to a less sophisticated first grader. I'm sad you guys didn't touch on Watson, the Jeopardy experiment! In 1998 I was an Air Force cadet with the 520th training wing at Cornell. ...there was a trilogy of movies you may have seen called The Matrix that played with some of those ideas..." Yawn... i won't ruin the ending for people who haven't seen it, but he does get quite attached to it, even though he knows it's a robot, at a certain point he forgets or at least becomes convinced that it doesn't matter that she's not human.In 2006, Robert Epstein decided to turn to his computer for some help finding a date. In the Memory & Forgetting episode I learned just how literally creative memory is, and how essential it is to our imagination (and identity). The issue, it seems to me, is not how human the machines are, but the capacity of the machines to invoke our hard-wired interpersonal neurology. Also, early on you talked about how you would want some sort of a label for these machines that could think and act and speak like people, because they wouldn't be. During this time we had standing written orders that furbies were not allowed on military bases and so to our wing offices. The moments where I actually learn something are getting fewer and further between. My grandfather went to the Antarctic with Robert Falcon Scott. Human Computer Interaction is not the same as Artificial Intelligence.Kinda vaguely similar to viewing our neurons( our hardware) as being meshed with microtubular structures. The beginning of this show made me think of Digital: A Love Story. I think there are two separate questions raised by the show that got lumped together. This question might be impossible to answer at this point in time since scientist cannot agree on a consistent definition of life.