What: Robin Williams-bot makes the journey from man to machine.
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt
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Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov
The novelette Bicentennial Man was developed into this book, which was eventually adapted for the movie around which this episode is based.
Get the thing Amazon
Robin Williams – In Motion from Every Frame a Painting
The whole Every Frame a Painting channel is just delightful. Do yourself a favor and watch all of the videos.
Uncertainty Principle – a podcast by Daniel James Barker
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Asimov’s Three Laws
Enumerated in spectacular fashion in the film in order to get it out of the way and never speak of it again.
Natural Language Processing
It’s really hard! Errors in humor and social expectations. Infinite conversational loops.
A nurturing environment maybe contributed to Robo Williams’ sentience. Art as awakening. Acting human. Emergence.
Robot Slave Class
Why don’t we see them?
Turing tests. Robots, androids, biorobots. Robo Williams’ synthetic organs.
What is Life?
Actually kind of hard to define.
“Death is an engineering problem.”
Andrew: Goodnight and his
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