The Onion—New Robot Capable Of Unhealthily Repressing Emotion

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"This is the holy grail of artificial intelligence," said project director Kate Tillman, explaining that the robot instantly performs millions of computations to ensure feelings of unresolved anger and simmering resentment remain deeply buried within its complex circuitry. "We felt we were on the right track when we brought up a personal shortcoming and it paced around the lab muttering, but when it started breaking eye contact and changing the subject, we knew we had accomplished something revolutionary."

Heh. Read it all.

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Posted July 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. DonGander wrote:

What a hoot!

My own view on what makes Man “Man”.

Ecc 3:11     He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;”

We are a created being - wonderfully made.

Don

August 1, 9:40 am | [comment link]
2. libraryjim wrote:

It sounds like the Cybermen from “Doctor Who”.

August 1, 10:56 pm | [comment link]
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