Monthly Archives: March 2011

ROBOT GUIDE DOG TO REPLACE FIDO

A small robotics company, Robotics Automotive LTD has announced the launch of Fido, a robot which is designed to replace the conventional guide dog. Fido comes in a wide variety of sizes although (as with flesh and blood guide dogs) … Continue reading

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WHITE CANES ARE US OR IS IT GUIDE DOGS?!

From the early 1990’s I have always had a guide dog. When my first guide dog, Nixon retired I went, the following day to be trained with his successor, Zeff. Again, on the day of Zeff’s retirement I received Drew, … Continue reading

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BLINKY: A ROBOT WHICH GOES MAD AND KILLS IT’S HUMAN OWNER’S

Yesterday’s issue of the Kurzweilai.net Newsletter contains a link, to a review of a film entitled “Blinky”, about an artificially intelligent robot, called Blinky.   A boy who’s parents are constantly arguing sees an advertisement which promises that Blinky can … Continue reading

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WHY SHOULD WE TRUST OUR FELLOW MAN?

Yesterday evening I went shopping and (as usual) bought more than I could, comfortably carry home unaided! As I neared my home I put my bags down to rest. A gentleman asked whether I needed any help. I gratefully accepted … Continue reading

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A CONVERSATION WITH THE NEW VERSION OF RAMONA CHATBOT

I’ve previously written about the chatbot, Ramona which was created by the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil (for my earlier posts please go to http://kevin-morris.co.uk/2011/02/18/fancy-being-served-by-ramona-a-virtual-waitress/). Ramona resides on the internet and can be found at http://www.kurzweilai.net. The idea behind the … Continue reading

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REVIEW OF THE POSTAL ORDER A J D WETHERSPOON’S PUB IN CRYSTAL PALACE

On Sunday afternoon I popped into my local Wetherspoon, the Postal Order for a roast beef dinner and a pint or two of Fosters (I know I can hear all you real ale lovers tut tutting already at the thought … Continue reading

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THE KINDNESS OF MY COLLEAGUES

I wrote on 19, 23 and 26 March concerning the sad and totally unforseen death of my guide dog, Drew (for the post of 26 March, which links back to previous posts please see http://kevin-morris.co.uk/2011/03/26/the-return-of-drew/). Today my colleague, Alan presented … Continue reading

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