See full summary » The series revolves around the lives of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, beautiful blonde twins who live in the fictitious Sweet Valley, California, and their gang of friends. See full summary » An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered.The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.Instead the commentators just marveled at it in a way that excluded listener. a series of checklists and calculated gradations to categorize and direct a set of tasks. are we making machines smarter or dumbing down the rest of society so that they fit in better? The Furby thing is interesting, but the discussion with Caleb Chung could have benefitted from just another 30 seconds of digging into his argument - it's rooted in the kind of thinking that underlies behaviorism, a theory of mind that was cutting edge in the first half of the last century. I am very happy to hear that he has found a vocation where his study of human gesture has been put to such good use. From a behaviorist perspective, love, hate, thinking, freedom, etc," are conceptual labels that we use to describe a behavioral set. If this is the case then any programmer could replicate a behavioral set to produce the construct. Our affinity to feel "real" does not lie outside of ourselves but rather is interpreted internally! Chris Fernandes, LMHCBehavioral Psychotherapist Thank you again for a wonderful show. That is, from a completely materialistic pov, once we totally understand how our own brains work, will we be able to say that we are any more alive than a program that we also understand completely.Thanks so much for show, Rosemary Moore I tried both Cleverbot and Eliza and both were quite dissappointing. I just tried to have a normal chat and tell them a little about my self. It's an interesting perspective, but rather than just protesting that it "feels" wrong or insufficient, Krulwich could have taken a moment to tell listeners that behaviorism has been largely supplanted by cognitivism in modern science, which has shown that mental states do correspond with physiological states in the brain - and that these are qualitatively and quantitatively very different from what is going on inside the Furby. He has obviously dedicated himself to his work with the same passion he showed for performance. Listening to Caleb Chung talk about how machines like Furby and humans are both alive made me think about B. Here is my conversation with Cleverbot: Cleverbot: Are you a clone? It seemed to me that the only distinction of human thought is that we do not completely understand it."If I had all of the necessary parts to make a Furby, I could assemble them to working order.Auction Hunters, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, travel America bidding on unclaimed storage units they think will contain the most hidden treasure - worth big cash - the better the history the higher the price.
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.I think I person would have to be quite desperate for company to have several hour conversations with either of them, but especially with cleverbot. This episode could have really benefitted from an interview with Dan Dennett, and for the last story, you danced around the "Chinese Room" problem but never actually addressed it, which is an important concept in AI that would have bolstered the argument Krulwich was trying to make. If I had all of the proper organs and body parts of a human and I sewed them together like Frankenstien, I could not bring that human to life." Actually, what you're missing in both cases is a power source.It's more of a testament to our ability to adapt that anything else really. PS: it is a little odd that Robert acts so incredulous about Monism but later just throws out, "ya' know, those singularity guys, (Kurzweil et al) of course, of course! The Furby may be assembled, but it won't do anything until you add batteries - just as humans need electricity to function.If 'consciousness' does indeed reside within the 1st order temporal field, then one wonders if one could 'coax' or invite , as it were some bit of consciousness to reside within the artificial vessel made out of these nanotubes. " You're well familiar with it but just don't buy it? I had the following exchange with Cleverbot about and hour ago and it's still thinking about how to respond. Repliee Q2 is an extremely life like android with censors all through her body.Much like consciousness can figure out how to interact with theexternal world using organic systems, I wonder if the consciousness drawn to the resonating carbonnanotube structure would develop its own strategies to interact with the external world using the computer structures, and unique neural net programming that are biomimetic for a sentient state . For some reason I thought it would catch on to the pattern of just adding another l onto hello each time, but it didn't. Me: Helo Clever Bot: Hello Me: Helllo CB: Are you trying to annoy me? v=s Gq DLUAy2Tc&feature=related this is a video of Hiroshi talking about "her" and how he is using this android to study what it means to be human and Alive.