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Bots Kicking Ass Out There

§ January 22nd, 2016 § Filed under Robots § Tagged § No Comments

What our noggins do far better than today’s fastest supercomputers is “pattern recognition,” allowing us to remember faces or appreciate the beauty of a sunset. Kurzweil boldly predicts that 30 years from now common computers will have this capability and others, including consciousness and the ability to have emotional and even spiritual experiences.

robotsJudging by the most visible application of artificial intelligence today–intelligent agents–I wouldn’t bet my PC on this. Intelligent agents are software routines designed to retrieve the information you need and perform actions

Are You Enlightened? Searle Is!

§ December 28th, 2015 § Filed under Robots § Tagged , § No Comments

John Searle’s Mind, Language and Society engages the forces of darkness that threaten the continuation of the Enlightenment. It rebuts sharply those pragmatist, antirealist and postmodernist arguments which seek to convince us that we say nothing true — or nothing to any point, or nothing interesting — when we incline, as many of us still do, to say that enquiry and reflection strive to, and sometimes do, arrive at thoughts, theories, or statements that are true or false depending on whether the world is or …

Customers Love A Good Site

§ December 24th, 2015 § Filed under Robots § Tagged , § 2 Comments

Oh, that Jill. she has a special talent for making customers feel all warm and cozy. With her in-depth knowledge, thoughtful questions and almost uncanny ability to predict what kind of laptop a shopper will want, Jill, a service representative on cozone.com Inc.’s e-commerce site, often gets the undying gratitude of online customers tied up like a pink valentine.

In fact, recently Jill received this customer love note:

“Dear Jill,

Your overview about notebooks is AWESOME. I realized over the holidays that I need to

Sensing From Above

§ November 30th, 2015 § Filed under Future Tech, Robots § Tagged , § No Comments

I think not a lot of people really understand exactly what technology the government has in order to watch citizens. In fact, I think if everyone knew, there would probably be riots in the street. I was reading the other week about surveillance stuff in a recent Popular Mechanics, which I’ve always loved since I was a little boy (I remember my Dad had stacks of them, as well as Popular Science) – too bad the world they predicted never came to be – …