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.
It's more of a testament to our ability to adapt that anything else really. PS: it is a little odd that Robert acts so incredulous about Monism but later just throws out, "ya' know, those singularity guys, (Kurzweil et al) of course, of course! The Furby may be assembled, but it won't do anything until you add batteries - just as humans need electricity to function.
If we need a companion, we'll take anything that is available and normalise all it's strange abnormalities in or minds, so we can keep the conversation going. " So you're telling us you ARE familiar with these concepts, you just reject them? If I had all of the necessary parts to make a Furby, I could assemble them to working order.
Silicon based intelligence becoming self aware ......seems I saw this in a movie once ......"I'll be back" Asimov's story some 50 years ago depicting the computer "realizing" the human is not necessary to complete the space trip .... Because to my ears that's like saying, "Humans evolved from other life forms over billions of years? 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.
Much like consciousness can figure out how to interact with theexternal world using organic systems, I wonder if the consciousness drawn to the resonating carbonnanotube structure would develop its own strategies to interact with the external world using the computer structures, and unique neural net programming that are biomimetic for a sentient state . For some reason I thought it would catch on to the pattern of just adding another l onto hello each time, but it didn't. Me: Helo Clever Bot: Hello Me: Helllo CB: Are you trying to annoy me? v=s Gq DLUAy2Tc&feature=related this is a video of Hiroshi talking about "her" and how he is using this android to study what it means to be human and Alive.
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.
I suspect having a higher density of nanotubes making up a structure with mass of 2-3 kg may attract enough 'consciousness' as it were. April, I remember hearing that the original onboard computer voice for fighter planes - "B****in' Betty" - was selected because apparently studies found a female voice got a male pilot's attention faster.(That said, I think Boeing's aircraft actually use a male voice at this point.)I tried cleverbot and probly will again just because it was so funny but I love the idea of it a compilation of thought it's great but still it couldn't decipher what it was I was talking about and kept telling me it was not a robot for some reason even though I never brought it up... Cleverbot: Lol.me: I know you can do better than this. Cleverbot conversation RMG00736393 User: How did you come to be? It's a really short and sweet (free) video game about falling in love with a bot over email. Cleverbot or Bina48 may not seem alive when compared with a human, but might seem very much alive relative to a prion or a virus.
I think if ever there is any hope of ending up with a significantly conscious and sentient computer , it will have to contain biomimetic carbon nanotubes. It was very funny though and the fact cyberbot grows with knowledge every day is rather exciting Another attempt to interview cleverbot:me: Did you hear about radiolab? The second question is can machines experience human emotion.