Why can’t R2D2 just speak English?
Tag: science fiction
Why do Robots Kill their Creators?
If you make a robot that wants to get out of a box and you don’t let it, don’t expect it to like you.
The Source of Independent Motive
If an AI gets enough compute power will it “wake up?”
Does Your Toaster Care About you?
You can’t prove your toaster doesn’t care about you.
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Sentient Life
Thanks to a clever language model and a credulous ethicist, we’re suddenly having in real life a conversation science fiction writers have dreamed of for decades.
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Klara’s Sun-Worship
In Kazuo Ishiguro’s sci-fi masterpiece Klara and the Sun, Klara the artificial friend forms her own nature cult. Is that really possible?
The Artificial Intelligence behind Marvin, the “Paranoid” Android
Douglas Adams’s most popular character is a case study in major depressive disorder. How could that happen in a robot?
The Artificial Intelligence behind Self Preservation
An obscure vending machine-dispensed robotic assassin decides it doesn’t want to die. What motivates self-preservation?
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Sox
This therapy cat stole the show in Pixar’s Lightyear. It also does antimatter physics in its head. Who’s the galaxy’s cutest theoretical physicist? Sox is!
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Data
Lieutenant Commander Data of the Starship Enterprise paints pictures. That’s ridiculous, AIs can’t make art… Right?