We begin with a love story--from a man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot on an online dating site. And when they walk away, they get to take what they want from it, while the computer sits there alone with limited context of what was discussed and no ability to link it back to that person. I wonder if it has some kind of other dictionary function that doesn't let it recognize words that are not in the English lexicon? Without dismissing the singularity, I'm unsure why it is acceptable that at some threshold of intelligence a machine becomes sentient like a human. How about evolution through natural selection, can you "go there? Or are you just playing dumb of the sake of the show again?Then, we encounter a robot therapist whose inventor became so unnerved by its success that he pulled the plug. That wouldn't make sense, but it's one of the only things I can think of. Intelligence is like the scaffolding of a much richer experience. Cleverbot: Exactly, who is he, all I know is that he has a frozen cat! " What do you think WE are if not just extraordinarily complex mechanical machines? I know you traditionally play the role of the ignorant elder generation guy who's never "seen the movie," or apparently ever even picked up a copy of scientific American or watched a TED talk; you play the part of the guy who pretends to be incredulous about scientific concepts and has the sort of, religious-traditionalist, dualistic, non-materialist kind of world view, but you guys have been going way too far and playing way too 'dumb' lately.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.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.
He soon found himself in Vermont, sitting across from what's purported to be the world's most sentient robot: Bina48. My Husband broke up 6 months ago and left me heartbroken, this made me sick and my problem became very very difficult and it made me almost gave up but after the love spell from Dr.mack, my relationship was restored instantly, I was happy that the outcome was fantastic, only 3 days after [email protected] Never in my life have I thought this would work so fast. and Emergence episodes you could make a case for empathy and imagination emerging from mechanical production. Its interesting, as I listen to the section about the Furbies, my mind is mixing public radio shows. And props to him especially for the improvements he has made to his AI project "Java Application for Discursion Analysis and Biologically-Unassisted Mechanical Response Delivery". There is a business reason for these chatbots on dating sites: Men far outnumber the women, and in order to keep these men active (and paying), the sites use the chatbots to ensure that every man achieves some level of success. And artificial intelligence is not just about modeling sentience.Bina48 is modeled after an entirely human woman named Bina ... Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. My man reconcile with me and he started acting completely different, I feel happy once again, and like never before. If you believe that humans have grown to our current state (that is, without being built from the top-down) then it seems it will be a long (or indefinite) time before robots acquire those human traits that require more than intelligence. My understanding is that the test between the Barbie, Furbie and Gerbie is one of emotional empathy. Hearing it on the show, it is almost (but not quite) convincing enough to fool 30% of the people all of the time (apologies to Mr. I know of two other examples of sites that use bots: online poker sites and Motley Fool. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that backs modern video games, automated telephone systems and definitely all types of military technology.I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. It felt so good to have my lover back again I never knew people still have powers and make things happened this way. How does one design the evolution of empathy or imagination? How much emotional empathy do you display toward the object? Lincoln.) That is to say, with a little more work, JADABUMRAD just might someday pass the Turing Test, and go down in history as the first (putatively) "intelligent machine." Cheers! Online poker sites use computer players for two purposes: to fill in during times when the number of human players is low, and boost the confidence of people on the free-to-play sites (the computer players are average at best). I love this show, but I think I'll just start calling this the "Descartes" podcast because of how many fascinating shows you've done now which tease with the possibility of an alternative to Cartesian Dualism, even though Daniel Dennett Explained Consciousness 20 years ago. Cleverbot's response to the statement "an asteroid fell on my house" does not indicate that it is not human nor that it doesn't 'think' (at least, insofar as thinking is understood as making comparisons and judgments based on distinct criteria).one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a many comment talking about DR MACK, some said he can restore broken relationship, i had no choice than to contact him on Dr Mack, i got a reply from him telling me that i will have my husband back. my Husband James Scot left me for another woman for three months' ever since then my life have been filled with pains sorrow and heart break because he was my first love who disflowered me when i was 21 years old. We've been connecting with objects even before ancient Greeks talked to their weapons. So this makes me think about the recent episode of This American Life, where they take the Psychopath Test. Mark Johnson Without sounding like a cynical nutcase - the music industry, television, movies, literature, fashion trends... A person that does well on the free site is more likely to decide to play for money. The site's dirty little secret is that it uses computer programs to generate articles about stocks in the news. I love the subject, but for crying out loud, just get him on the show and settle the matter: "Mind is a pattern perceived by a mind."There was an interview this week on NPR with an author whose topic was "filtering" by the various entities on the internet, both manevolent and well-intended. I would suggest that Cleverbot's response in this case indicates that it is fully human, just psychopathic. I'm in no way an expert on any of this, but listening to Jad and Caleb Chung argue about life and whether or not a Furby has what constitutes life made me want to comment.
i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that my husband is back. about two years ago, A friend of mine rose donly told me he saw some testimonies of this great priest tokubo that he can bring back lover within 24 hours, i laugh it out and said i am not interested but because of the love my friend had for me, she consulted the great priest on my behalf and to my greatest surprise after 24 hours my boyfriend is going to call me for the very first time after three months that he is missing me and that he is so sorry for every thing he made me went through. Maybe the intelligence of objects in the future will encourage us to regain a more connective spirit. The following is a passage from the Upanishads: it would take a machine more than intelligence to experiencing the same sentiment: Then he realized, "I am indeed this creation for I have poured it forth from myself." In that way he became this creation, and verily he who knows this becomes a creator in this creation.chris from LA wrote: "Elite it up, don't dumb it down. Essentially, being a psychopath means that you show no empathy. they're all criticized when they're too formulaic - but that doesn't stop their rise to popularity. The site generates hundreds of articles every month in an attempt to draw people to the site. Basically about the little wormy programs that collect information about us while we are on line. What possible profit can be gained by operating a flirt-bot on an on-line dating service? The furby thing made me laugh-- reiminded of a trip i took with my ex and his stepdaughtershe had gotten a furby for Christmas - we were on our christmas vacation traveling across the country to see my ex-inlaws. Bot: I don't know what to do about my sadness Me: Radiolab Bot: Makes sense link to screencap would happen if we set two "sentient" bots down to have a conversation of their own? It seems Caleb was arguing about what constitutes life in psychological terms--that the Furby can process and react to stimuli means it's alive.
i still can't believe it, because it highly unbelievable it just too real to be real. I felt like that experiment only showed that the children were human. 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. So I wonder if what kind of connections we can show between psychopathy and our empathetic responses to robots? And those that are considered truly original, those that "break the mold", I would bet in analysis even that is still predictable. The articles are published under the names Seth Jayson, Dan Dzombak, Anand Chokkavelu, and others. the furby was in the back seatand every time we went down a hill and back up the furby seriously made a weee or AHwoo O sound IT was CREEPY- so we put little furby inthe trunk and i have to admit feeling slightly abusive :) we coudl still hear it in the trunk. But that takes the processes of homeostasis, the ability to adapt, the ability to reproduce, and all those other biological traits that constitute life out of the equation.