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Weird Science Day 30: State of the Singularity–Robots

Every once in a while I like to check in with the Singularity; see where we’re at with it. Today I checked out  Honda’s Asimo.

I still don’t see the point of making robots look like humans, but I can say they’ve made a lot of progress in that direction. Asimo is certainly humanlike. If you can stand the hype check out Honda’s infomercial on Asimo. It makes some good points about what robots are and why.

Won’t be long  now.

Sorry, the posts are so short lately, but I’m under the weather and my surfing/thinking time is limited.

Sue Lange

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2 thoughts on “Weird Science Day 30: State of the Singularity–Robots

  1. I’m fairly certain that making a robot in a humaniod form, but still ‘less-than’, is a power thing. So long as something doesn’t have a sympathetic nervous system, then those humans who are inclined to seek ‘power over’ situations will feel less guilt about miss-or-over-using or abusing it.

    The human form is such a basic model for what we are capable of. IF the singularity does happen, I’m hoping that we’ll get our ego’s out of the way and evolve into a form that can match what we can imagine.

    Wouldn’t that be something!

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