Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Ichiban, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. I'll give you a cookie if you can figure out what my avatar is. Hint: It has something to do with what David says in the first minute of that video.
  2. Is it a choice between e-harmony and a live date?
  3. Nope.
  4. is it their choice of food?
  5. Something about whether an Android sees itself as a machine or a person. I really don't know.
  6. Some sort of Turing test? Looks like a computer speaking people and person speaking people and someone guessing who is people and who isn't people.
  7. Now how the heck did you know that?

    Turing invented this test 20 years before the first PC existed.
  8. It's a pretty clear pictogram. A and B are speaking people and C is trying to guess which one is not peoples by the way they are speaking peoples.
  9. He probably looked up the image and found the wikipedia article. That mystery isn't much of a mystery.
  10. Oh supersonic, the ways of Alan Turing must have passed you by. Plus that is a really simple pictogram.
  11. stop your fibbing. We already figured you out, you scumbag.
  12. To be perfectly honest, I've seen that image before.
  13. I had to do some programming on a Turing machine back in college. That guy was way ahead of his time.

  14. It looks like Ridley Scott's next movie will be a sequel to Blade Runner.
  15. Awesome movie. It delivered in every way I expected.
  16. 35 light years != half a billion miles
  17. As a film on its own it was alright, as a, personally I thought it suffered from too many writers and over focus grouping. Sorry guys I wanted it to be so much more than it actually was.
  18. WOW! That is almost literally what I said walking out of the theater.

    I thought it was a very good standalone scifi movie.... failed as an alien prequel though. Reminded me alot of Pitch Black for some reason, can't place specifically why.
  19. I'm familiar with Turing tests as well. My second bachelors degree was in cognitive science. We also programmed AI creatures using neural networks. My final project involved developing a sort of video game that trained predatory creatures to learn to hunt prey and prey to learn strategies to escape. I kind of miss some aspects of that field, although I do not miss making a minor change and accidentally crashing an entire program.

    You might also find it interesting to know that some philosophers interested in cognitive functioning actually have serious debates about "zombies," beings that lack awareness and intentionality. A philosophy professor named David Chalmers, who has ties to my alma mater, is well known for that. I believe he's in Australia now.