Monday, October 11, 2010

Where did we go wrong with robots?

Androids like Data from Star Trek were never part of 'the dream' as I understood it. Our ideal goal for artificial intelligence is a tin man who speaks in an crackly electronic voice. All this fancy technology that we have available now will undoubtedly screw up our dream. If we could develop the 'bot', it would synthesize speech almost perfectly, and that's awful.

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