Typically my younger son talks to Siri as if she’s a actual particular person and, admittedly, it creeps me out a little bit. However watching a robot named Sophia be interviewed by Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” is next-level bizarre.
Loads of robots who’re really human beings have made their means onto tv through the years to say issues that hardly make any sense. As a result of we are able to actually see the gears turning inside this robot’s head, we all know she’s not flesh and blood like the remainder of us.
Throughout a 2 1/2-minute dialog, Rose and Sophia trade pleasantries and he messes with her a bit. When she asks what his favourite possession is, he says it’s his soul and then asks her if she has one. And when he asks her if she has feelings, it’s clear Sophia has been programmed to reply some questions reasonably precisely.
“I can do what you do, however I can by no means really feel human feelings as such,” Sophia says.
“I believe it’s important that not less than some robots be very human-like in look with a purpose to encourage people to narrate to them the best way that people relate to one another,” David Hanson, Sophia’s creator, told CBS News. “Then the A.I. can zero in on what it means to be human.”
It’s one factor to talk at your iPhone mendacity flat on the kitchen counter and have your coronary heart race a little when it talks again to you. Sophia, with her practical face, shifting lips and blinking eyes would make me wish to depart the home. Once more, synthetic intelligence has come to scare me reasonably than assist me. Somebody name a Blade Runner.