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   monster  Thursday Feb 28 08:46 PM

February 28, 2008: Robot Baby



This is the iCub or Robotcub. Over the next four years, researchers at the University of Plymouth plan to teach it to talk using observations of the way parents teach their babies. Note that it's toddler size. They seem to view this as important. i wonder if it also has virtual diapers? Perhaps operating on a sort of GIGO principle?

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Cloud  Thursday Feb 28 08:48 PM

casper the creepy robot. eek!



Gravdigr  Friday Feb 29 10:14 AM

Uh...WHY?



HungLikeJesus  Friday Feb 29 10:38 AM

They're teaching it to say "I'll be back," "Phased-plasma rifle in the forty watt range," and "Nice night for a walk."



Flint  Friday Feb 29 10:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Uh...WHY?
I imagine they're trying to understand how to make artificial intelligence more intuitive, or user-friendly, by teaching it in the normal way humans learn things. The fact that it is small and cute must help them to remember not to give it special "robot" treatment.

It reminds me of the online collective where you can log in train a computer somewhere to know things that humans don't have to be told, they've just picked up through observation and context. Computers can't extrapolate things the way we can, so they're trying to stock this thing with a list of logical parameters until it begings to understand how things work.


binky  Friday Feb 29 11:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
I imagine they're trying to understand how to make artificial intelligence more intuitive, or user-friendly, by teaching it in the normal way humans learn things. The fact that it is small and cute must help them to remember not to give it special "robot" treatment.

It reminds me of the online collective where you can log in train a computer somewhere to know things that humans don't have to be told, they've just picked up through observation and context. Computers can't extrapolate things the way we can, so they're trying to stock this thing with a list of logical parameters until it begings to understand how things work.
At least it will never turn 12, and completely forget how things work


Saphyre  Friday Feb 29 02:06 PM

Skynet, anyone?

Dunno, though, looks like Cubbie here needs a trip to the AIOptometrist for treatment of that lazy eye.



Shawnee123  Friday Feb 29 03:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saphyre View Post
Skynet, anyone?

Dunno, though, looks like Cubbie here needs a trip to the AIOptometrist for treatment of that lazy eye.
Hmmm, wonder who the dad is: Larry Birkhead or Howard K Stern?


Cicero  Friday Feb 29 07:47 PM

lol!!! Now they've made robot children to be the boss of Flint. Awesome.

Double-whammy.



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