Robots that Talk and Listen: Technology and Social Impact by Judith A. Markowitz (ed.)

By Judith A. Markowitz (ed.)

The ebook offers a forward-looking exam of speech and language in robots from technical, sensible, and social views. participants tackle cultural foundations in addition to the linguistic talents and technical good points robots want for accomplishing a discussion.

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Opening the chest area to flip a mask onto the puppet’s face). ¹² Zashiki karakuri are mechanical dolls and the most truly autonomous of the three kinds of karakuri. 10 There is disagreement about the author of The Book of Lieh-tzǔ. It is believed to have been published in the 4th century but its reputed author, Lieh-tzǔ, lived in the 5th century BCE. 11 Edo Period of Japan (1600–1867) was a time of peace and stability. It began in 1603 when Tokugawa leyasu, a shogun (military commander) appointed by the emperor, seized power from the emperor, defeated opposing samurai, and established a government in Edo (what is now called “Tokyo”).

Similarly, the robot character in the motion picture Robot & Frank (2012) was built to serve as a companion to a human. Like the golems of Jewish legend, it fulfills that responsibility to the best of its ability which includes following the commands of its felonious, human master. Unlike golems, Frank’s robot cannot be deactivated simply by removing a paper from its mouth or flipping a switch. None of the robots that exist today can actually think or feel. They are not sentient, but if they were, Talmudic teachings and beliefs would not categorize them as a violation of the laws of nature or God and would not see the work that roboticists (or genetic engineers) are doing to create self-aware, feeling entities as demonic.

It helps me with my homework. It can do it much better than my parents because it knows exactly how to explain the lessons to a kid like me. The robot is very smart and can answer a lot of questions for me and tell me interesting stories. He always reminds me of all possible things, which I would have otherwise forgotten. 3: Intersections between learning and creativity; (a) boy age 12, South Africa; (b) boy age 9, Germany Even though their robots are humanoid in many ways, the children describe them as being clearly different from humans.

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