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The Robot Who Wants to Destroy Humanity Isn’t So Good at Sentences Yet - Sophia netted a lot of press coverage for her Uncanny Valley face & somewhat coherent threat to destroy mankind. She’s currently too busy recalibrating to kill us all.

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The lizards in my backyard are more smart and interesting than this try hard overhyped useless robot..

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She's a scam

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AGI 🤖 20252 points · 7 months ago

Yeah I don't understand all the hype around Sophia. It's just a chatbot with somewhat realistic facial movements. Anybody following AI knows the software is more important than the hardware and Sofia's software is pretty lackluster compared to Google, Baidu, Amazon, Apple, etc.

So the only important feature is really the robotic facial movements. If you combined that with Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot running on better A.I. software then I might be interested.

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Obviously she isn't, otherwise the inventors wouldn't be showing her off all over the world.

She might not be nearly as good as you'd like, but that doesn't make her a scam. You know what you're getting with Sofia.

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She is answering questions in a way not even the Google AI or Watson are nearly capable, it's so obviously scripted.

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it's so obviously scripted.

Really? (Genuine question). I suspect this but I want to believe.... Do you have proof you can refer me to?

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Besides that it's obvious you would need access to the robot for a "proof"... Instead read this: and this: It's a shame how the media, investors and ai fans fall for this scam.

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Nah, I don't think so. In the modern era, something like that would have been indisputably leaked by now. I just think you're underestimating the state of the art in AI (& what companies like Google & IBM have achieved).

Denying the achievements of humanity out of incredulity is a long-standing tradition of the conspiracy-minded.

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You could write this comment or you could simply google "sophia robot scam" and inform yourself what ai experts say.

Sophia is a scripted robot made for PR and investments towards his developer, which they indirectly say themselves.

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Emergency Hologram3 points · 7 months ago

I think we're all bozos on this bus.

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Interesting reference there...bozos on the bus. Fireside theater?

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Emergency Hologram1 point · 7 months ago

Firesign theater, you win one half (0.5) interwebs.

This so reminded me of when Clem broke the President.

Now I want to try a few of these old chestnuts on it:

Why does the porridge bird lay its eggs in the air?

Read ME, Doctor Memory. Do you remember the future, Doctor? ... Forget it!

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"How are you going to run the universe if you can't answer a few unsolvable problems, huh?" -- Kevin Flynn

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lol what did you expect without a coherent theory of AGI? the humans are still largely clueless on that :|

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what a wall of text. he finally gets around to claiming that novelty seeking is going to be the path to AGI though, in case anybody was wondering what that blue link was all about.

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and your pt/ review is so much more powerful/ authoritative stated in 3rd person

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1 point · 7 months ago · edited 7 months ago

yw! "wall of text"? have you ever read a scientific paper? its grouped into paragraphs. thought the paragraphs arent too long in comparison. tried to keep em short. did you have any reaction to the contents (vs cosmetics)?

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I thought it was an interesting read, it was a bit tough for me to hang through the beginning, but I can appreciate the author was reflecting the confusing indirectness purposefully. he may even be right, who knows!

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ok thx for the iota )( of "appreciation" :)

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you're welcome, and I wish I understood what's going on with those parentheses.

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Saudi Arabia. Where female robots have more rights than actual women.

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