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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 am

I want one. I wish they would hurry up and develop artificially intelligent robots. The best thing about such a thing is that I could turn them on and off as I needed them. So I need a bit of friendly conversation, I turn it on, but when it starts going on a bit much, I just pull the plug. Kind of like a pet dog - in that when you want to talk they listen, and when you want to rest, they sit quietly at your feet. But you don't have to feed a robot. What's not to like?
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Post by rainbow » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:51 am

They will destroy us.
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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:53 am

That is a downside.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am

pErvinalia wrote:I want one. I wish they would hurry up and develop artificially intelligent robots. The best thing about such a thing is that I could turn them on and off as I needed them. So I need a bit of friendly conversation, I turn it on, but when it starts going on a bit much, I just pull the plug. Kind of like a pet dog - in that when you want to talk they listen, and when you want to rest, they sit quietly at your feet. But you don't have to feed a robot. What's not to like?
You could always just phone the Samaritans.
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by Svartalf » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:43 am

the Samaritans, who's that, sounds like a bunch of irksome god botherers.
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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:11 am

Yeah, but I can't hug a Samaritan over the phone.
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Post by cronus » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 am

What is Rationalia....? :fp:
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am

Svartalf wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:43 am
the Samaritans, who's that, sounds like a bunch of irksome god botherers.
They're a voluntary counselling service that people can call when they're in crisis.

https://www.samaritans.org/
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by JimC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Svartalf wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:43 am
the Samaritans, who's that, sounds like a bunch of irksome god botherers.
They're a voluntary counselling service that people can call when they're in crisis.

https://www.samaritans.org/
That's the Good Samaritans.

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Re: Robot Friend

Post by Hermit » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:34 am

JimC wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 am
Brian Peacock wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Svartalf wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:43 am
the Samaritans, who's that, sounds like a bunch of irksome god botherers.
They're a voluntary counselling service that people can call when they're in crisis.

https://www.samaritans.org/
That's the Good Samaritans.

The Bad Samaritans suggest really interesting suicide techniques... :tea:
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by cronus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 am

Trouble with Samaritans is they are there to listen not suggest solutions like the CAB or local mafia. I've got a owl dust gatherer that does exactly the same thing and no chance of accidentally meeting it in the pub later for a emotional rewind.
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by rainbow » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 am

cronus wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 am
Trouble with Samaritans is they are there to listen not suggest solutions like the CAB or local mafia. I've got a owl dust gatherer that does exactly the same thing and no chance of accidentally meeting it in the pub later for a emotional rewind.
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by cronus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:30 am

What will the world be like after its ruler is removed?

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Re: Robot Friend

Post by Feck » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:50 pm

pErvinalia wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 am
I want one. I wish they would hurry up and develop artificially intelligent robots. The best thing about such a thing is that I could turn them on and off as I needed them.
Kind of like a pet dog - in that when you want to talk they listen, and when you want to rest, they sit quietly at your feet. But you don't have to feed a robot. What's not to like?
I fucking hope you get your robot i'm not sure you should be allowed a dog !!!!!!
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Re: Robot Friend

Post by Jason » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:53 pm

I'm not sure there could be the mutual respect between an ai and a human that there must be for there to be a true friendship. For one thing, the power dynamic would be insurmountable - you have veto on everything and if your 'friend' gets too much you can just switch him off for a while.

What you will have is a conversation slave you pretend to be on equal footing with. It might be entertaining; it might be useful; but it won't be your friend.

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