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The girl approached Malcolm and taking his hand in hers intoned in a soft musical voice “Darkling I listen; and for many a time I have been half in love with easeful death, called him soft names in many a … Continue reading

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Is it me or a Chatbot?

On 17 June 2012 The Guardian carried an article regarding an annual competition in which computer programmers seek to convince a panel of judges that they  (the judges) are conversing with a human when, in fact the entity with wich … Continue reading

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Anyway for mind uploading?

Today’s issue (26 June) of the kurzweilai.net newsletter has a piece on mind uploading together with links to further interesting papers on the subject. Mind uploading is the concept of transfering consciousness from the human brain to some other medium, … Continue reading

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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

Today’s (15 June) issue of the kurzweil.ai newsletter has an article “Humanoid Robots Learn Language Like a Baby” which is worth a read. Please visit http://www.kurzweilai.net/humanoid-robot-learns-language-like-a-baby?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=734e48d7e2-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

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The demise of the oldest profession

On April 2 2011 I wrote regarding the pros and cons of decriminalising the oldest profession (see http://kevin-morris.co.uk/2011/04/02/should-prostitution-be-decriminalised/). According to an article in today’s Daily Mail, “Sex machines: How robotic prostitutes could turn a crime-ridden industry into a respectable ‘guilt … Continue reading

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Can machines ever be truly moral?

Several days ago the New York Times carried an article, by Colin Allen regarding whether machines (computers, robots etc) can develop morality. Allen is sceptical of Raymond Kurzweil’s concept of “the Singularity” (the point at which machine intelligence surpasses that … Continue reading

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TWO CHATBOTS CHATTING

On browsing through the latest issue of chatbots.org Newsletter I came across the following link, to a video of two chatbots chatting. This short film is certainly entertaining and amusing, however are the chatbots exhibiting real intelligence? You decide. For … Continue reading

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