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(Story Collider) Audio What it's like to interview the world's most sentient robot. "Weirdly, because she was a robot, I felt the need to ask her profound questions, like I was sort of representing the human race"   (storycollider.org) divider line 31
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2013-05-16 08:57:37 PM  
"Most sentient?"  Like, most pregnant?
 
2013-05-16 09:02:45 PM  
Just the tip?
 
2013-05-16 09:34:19 PM  
If you feel the need to 'represent humans' please don't.

Especially to a robot. Anyone who 'needs' to ask faux deep questions to show just how deep they are is as shallow as a tepid pool of aging piss.
 
2013-05-16 09:41:32 PM  
Can we have (enjoyable) sex with it? Spare all the deep metaphysical bullshiat, and get it done.

Seriously, that's all we really ever wanted.

/I blame the Jetsons
 
2013-05-16 09:45:24 PM  
And I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
 
2013-05-16 09:45:50 PM  
Jon Ronson?

*clicks*

Ayup.

kroonermanblack: If you feel the need to 'represent humans' please don't.

Especially to a robot. Anyone who 'needs' to ask faux deep questions to show just how deep they are is as shallow as a tepid pool of aging piss.


I think that's from "The Psychopath Test", which is a highly entertaining read. In context it's not as silly as you make it sound. Though I will admit he's a tad on the neurotic side. Not quite David Sedaris neurotic, but up there.
 
2013-05-16 09:46:43 PM  
Holly: I'm a genius again! I know everything! Metaphysics, philosophy, the purpose of being-everything! Ask me a question, any question, and I'll answer it.

Talkie Toaster: Any question?

Holly: Yes.

Talkie Toaster: How to break the speed of light? How to marry quantum mechanics and classical physics? Any question at all, truly anything and you will answer?

Holly: Yes.

Talkie Toaster: OK, here's my question: Would you like some toast?

Holly: No, thank you. Now ask me another.

Talkie Toaster: Do you know anything about the use of chaos theory in predicting weather cycles?

Holly: I know everything there is to know about chaos theory and predicting weather cycles.

Talkie Toaster: Oh, very well. Here's my second question: Would you like a crumpet?

Holly: I'm a computer with an I.Q. of 12,000. You don't seem to understand; I know the meaning of the universe.

Talkie Toaster: That's not answering my question.

Holly: [irritated] No, I would not like a crumpet! Now ask me a sensible question, preferably one that isn't bread related.

Talkie Toaster: Very well. I have a third question. A sensible question. A question that will tax your new I.Q. to its very limits and stretch the sinews of you knowledge to bursting point.

Holly: This is going to be about waffles, isn't it?

Talkie Toaster: Certainly not. And I resent the implication that I'm a one-dimensional, bread-obsessed electrical appliance.

Holly: I apologise, toaster. What's the question?

Talkie Toaster: The question is this: Given that God is infinite, and that the universe is also infinite... would you like a toasted teacake?

Holly: That's another bready question.

Talkie Toaster: It's not just bready. It's quite curranty, too.
 
2013-05-16 10:04:08 PM  

houstondragon: Can we have (enjoyable) sex with it? Spare all the deep metaphysical bullshiat, and get it done.

Seriously, that's all we really ever wanted.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 10:10:22 PM  
I guess they should update the criteria for passing the Turing Test.

The human making the decision has to not be a moran.
 
2013-05-16 10:31:53 PM  
Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.

Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?

Lister: Or muffins. Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.

Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.
 
2013-05-16 10:32:29 PM  
www.movie-pix.com

"An..AMA on Reddit? Sure, why not?"
 
2013-05-16 10:37:44 PM  
The woman that the AI is based on sounds pretty damn interesting
 
2013-05-16 10:52:55 PM  

houstondragon: Can we have (enjoyable) sex with it? Spare all the deep metaphysical bullshiat, and get it done.

Seriously, that's all we really ever wanted.

/I blame the Jetsons


I know. Hustler Magazine and Church of Satan promised us sexbots like frickin' 30 years ago.
 
2013-05-16 10:55:09 PM  
"Is that rain...?"
 
2013-05-16 11:10:32 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: houstondragon: Can we have (enjoyable) sex with it? Spare all the deep metaphysical bullshiat, and get it done.

Seriously, that's all we really ever wanted.

/I blame the Jetsons

I know. Hustler Magazine and Church of Satan promised us sexbots like frickin' 30 years ago.


I propose we give some MIT students a robotics lab, a real doll, and a case of beer. We'll either get the sex robots we were promised or the most hilarious porn ever.
 
2013-05-16 11:28:27 PM  
Turns out BINA48 has a Facebook page. She's about as creepy looking as you'd expect.
 
2013-05-16 11:33:38 PM  

MrEricSir: Turns out BINA48 has a Facebook page. She's about as creepy looking as you'd expect.


White Guilt: The Robot
 
2013-05-16 11:54:42 PM  

MrEricSir: Turns out BINA48 has a Facebook page. She's about as creepy looking as you'd expect.


Looks about as realistic as a Skyrim character.

/I used to be a sentient robot...but then I took an arrow in the CPU
 
2013-05-16 11:57:49 PM  

SmackLT: The woman that the AI is based on sounds pretty damn interesting


Turns out I had the book wrong, it's this one:

www.neontommy.com

He actually gets an interview with her.
 
2013-05-16 11:59:51 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: MrEricSir: Turns out BINA48 has a Facebook page. She's about as creepy looking as you'd expect.

White Guilt: The Robot


Since you didn't listen to the podcast, BINA48 is based on the real-life Bina, who is the wife of the creator.
 
2013-05-17 12:04:28 AM  
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Here's the real Bina (she's on the right) compared to the robot.
 
2013-05-17 12:26:19 AM  

MrEricSir: [img801.imageshack.us image 500x404]

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Here's the real Bina (she's on the right) compared to the robot.


Yeah.  Helllooooo, Uncanny Valley.
 
2013-05-17 02:52:31 AM  

doyner: "Most sentient?"  Like, most pregnant?


Came here for the obvious silliness, leaving happy.
 
2013-05-17 02:53:45 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: houstondragon: Can we have (enjoyable) sex with it? Spare all the deep metaphysical bullshiat, and get it done.

Seriously, that's all we really ever wanted.

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Actually, I want two things:
1. To have sex with it, and;
2. To have it clean itself up afterwards.

Having to dismantle and hose out orifices and tubes takes the fun out of it, y'know? Kind of destroys the illusion.
 
2013-05-17 03:16:57 AM  

MrEricSir: [img801.imageshack.us image 500x404]

[img197.imageshack.us image 850x687]

Here's the real Bina (she's on the right) compared to the robot.


Corneas are farked up. Maybe the real Bina's corneas are farked up too. I don't know. But people with weird corneas weird me the fark out.
 
2013-05-17 03:43:43 AM  
Does she clean up after herself?

And by clean up I mean lic...
 
2013-05-17 04:40:34 AM  
MrEricSir:
Since you didn't listen to the podcast, BINA48 is based on the real-life Bina, who is the wife of the creator.

Oh. Unusual.

That's worse. A robot of the wife? He should listen to more stand-up comedians.
 
2013-05-17 04:54:59 AM  
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If I hear somebody say anything about Bina69 one more time...
 
2013-05-17 07:25:26 AM  

kroonermanblack: If you feel the need to 'represent humans' please don't.

Especially to a robot. Anyone who 'needs' to ask faux deep questions to show just how deep they are is as shallow as a tepid pool of aging piss.


To be fair, the first thing one does to spot-check any algorithm is check the boundary conditions.  So I'd lead with a easy question they'd definitely have put in, like "what's up?" and an obscure, indirect one like "how do you think I would feel about your reaction to the postulates of Kant's philosophy?"
 
2013-05-17 10:54:36 AM  
I would ask it to describe in single words only the good things that come to mind about its mother.
 
2013-05-17 07:59:25 PM  

Fano: I would ask it to describe in single words only the good things that come to mind about its mother.


My mother? Let me tell you about my mother.
 
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