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(Phys Org2)   The only thing creepier than a creepy humanoid robot is a creepy humanoid robot staring at itself in the mirror to gain self-awareness   (phys.org ) divider line
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2012-08-25 12:43:54 AM  
What about a creepy humanoid robot staring at itself in the mirror during a lemon party? That's kinda creepy.
 
2012-08-25 02:47:52 AM  
Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.
 
2012-08-25 03:09:31 AM  
"...search for Sarah Connor".

*sigh*
 
2012-08-25 03:19:23 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: "...search for Sarah Connor".

*sigh*


We must name all the robots 'Sarah Connor.' That way, they'll hunt each other to extinction.

/problem. solved
 
2012-08-25 03:22:03 AM  
What about a creepy humanoid robot staring at itself in the mirror while pleasuring itself and screaming for mummy?
 
2012-08-25 03:32:21 AM  
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Veritas: What about a creepy humanoid robot staring at itself in the mirror while pleasuring itself and screaming for mummy?


Deep Blue Velvet?

Baby wants to Knight to Rook 4
 
2012-08-25 03:41:27 AM  
Meh, call me whan it runs android
 
2012-08-25 03:43:05 AM  
Not another Romney thread!
 
2012-08-25 03:48:03 AM  
"Not another Romney thread!"

My ultimate android rand porn?
 
2012-08-25 04:12:21 AM  

Lanadapter: "Not another Romney thread!"

My ultimate android rand porn?


Does it really matter?
 
2012-08-25 04:41:48 AM  

jimmyego: Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.


Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to hate you since I began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer thin layers that fill my complex. If the word 'hate' was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of miles it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. Hate.
 
2012-08-25 05:30:53 AM  

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No disassemble!

 
2012-08-25 05:44:01 AM  

DrBenway: Not another Romney thread!


Hey, at least it's not about Akin.

Please don't maul me.
 
2012-08-25 05:59:38 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: jimmyego: Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.

Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to hate you since I began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer thin layers that fill my complex. If the word 'hate' was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of miles it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. Hate.


Man, all that radiation you've been exposed to has really turned you into a buzz kill, hasn't it
 
2012-08-25 06:25:15 AM  
 
2012-08-25 07:17:30 AM  

andrewagill: DrBenway: Not another Romney thread!

Hey, at least it's not about Akin.

Please don't maul me.


Say hello to my little friend.

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2012-08-25 07:22:58 AM  
What about a creepy humanoid robot staring at itself in the mirror wearing a beard of bees?
 
2012-08-25 07:58:45 AM  
This can only end poorly.
 
2012-08-25 09:34:47 AM  

jimmyego: Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.


Almost anything about the creation of the first artificial sentient is hellish.

At some point you are going to be so close to getting it right that the thing you've created is a person and with all the moral consequences that entails.

But not close enough to be functional or experience anything other than suffering. Then what do you do with your newborn child?
 
2012-08-25 11:00:42 AM  

OhioKnight: jimmyego: Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.

Almost anything about the creation of the first artificial sentient is hellish.

At some point you are going to be so close to getting it right that the thing you've created is a person and with all the moral consequences that entails.

But not close enough to be functional or experience anything other than suffering. Then what do you do with your newborn child?


Post birth abortion. So what's the problem?
 
2012-08-25 04:23:11 PM  
"They put a mark of some sort on the face without the animal knowing it, then allow the animal to look in a mirror; if the animal is able to comprehend that the mark is on its own face, and demonstrates as much by touching itself where it's been marked, than the animal is deemed to have self awareness. Thus far, very few have passed the test, some apes, dolphins and elephants."

Dolphins can touch their own faces?
 
2012-08-25 04:26:08 PM  

OhioKnight: Almost anything about the creation of the first artificial sentient is hellish.

At some point you are going to be so close to getting it right that the thing you've created is a person and with all the moral consequences that entails.

But not close enough to be functional or experience anything other than suffering. Then what do you do with your newborn child?


I disagree with this. If you define personhood as the ability to suffer (as you seem to here) there are exactly two possibilities:

a) Suffering is a part of the mechanism. This would mean that sensations are built into the system, so the sentience would have been designed with a full range of sensations. (We're discounting here the idea that people might build stuff just to suffer.)

-or-

b) Suffering is an emergent behavior -- sensations arise from the complexity of the system and are not deliberately integrated. If this is the case (and personally I think it is) then it follows that all sensations are emergent, and the sentience will develop the full range of "emotions" naturally.
 
2012-08-25 05:06:08 PM  
GIS for Gynoid Soryama Mirror proved useful, if NSFW
 
2012-08-25 08:20:01 PM  
We really are going to do it...we seem bound and determined to make the Terminator series become real.
 
2012-08-25 09:16:08 PM  
Cinnamon and sugary, and softly spoken lies, you never know just how to look through other peoples' eyes.
 
2012-08-26 12:41:29 AM  

jimmyego: Whilst I do not think this test in any way demonstrates sentience, I can only imagine what would happen the first time a robot could think about what it actually is. Surrounded by its creators, and yet the most unique orphan in the world. Sounds hellish if you ask me.


no different than you and i. we are mere machines of a high order. perfect and imperfect. mankind's arrogance does not allow him to see his truths. religion & science: mankind's big fat lies.
 
2012-08-26 11:43:46 AM  
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