So Freedom, who was thinking about becoming a mom someday, decided to get a little practice by adopting two gerbils and one ... Last year, Jon Ronson got an assignment from GQ to interview robots. Perhaps if you combine the What Does Technology Want? It was good fun back then -- a nice break from Norton Commander, ya' know? But real intelligence, that humans will not be able to create through mechanized means. Failing to even mention Ray Kurzweil and laughing off his work as "those people who think computers are going to grow legs and walk away. Been listening to your podcast everyday at work for the past month. Congratulations to Robert Krulwich on the recent Radiolab "Talking to Machines". For those who think that a chatbot is unusual or unique, I assure you that it is not. Cleverbot: My favorite game ever is 'The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time'. It can also be the process of determining the best interface for a new website.
After the first season aired, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy credited the show as being a contributing factor in helping the teen pregnancy rate drop in 2009 for the first time in years.
In the early days of “16 and Pregnant” and its popular spin-offs “Teen Mom” and “Teen Mom 2,” MTV strived to keep the show’s message strong: an unplanned teen pregnancy will bring heartache and make getting an education extremely difficult, if not impossible.
And we talk to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives..that's chatting with more than 3 million humans each month. It seems questionable that a machine could approach the potency of being human without at least two substitutions: 1. Wow, listening to this show I started wondering if one day soon a computer would be more human than a person with autism. Are telling me you've not even read a Ray Kurzweil book?? Lately the show has been on a downwards slide scientifically. I feel sorry for you, that you will never know what that tastes like.
Then, five intrepid kids help us test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons, and play on our human empathy. Imperfect and imaginative memory instead of consistent and programmable memory 2. People with autism have impairments in social communication, especially understanding and reacting to the emotions of others. FURBIES: so I about droped the i Pod when you mentioned these things. Not only do you belabor the episodes with explanations of concepts that ought to be common knowledge to anyone with Bachelors degree, (I mean really, you've interrupted the latest shows with 10 minutes digressions explaining general relativity, and the Turing Test.) Its great that you guys delve deeper into topics that wow freshman philosophy classes, but I wish you wouldn't ruin the show by assuming that these are utterly new and staggeringly breakthrough ideas that you must devote 10 minutes of remedial backstory to-- so there was this guy named Descarte--you've probably never heard of him--he had this radical idea about the ontology of consciousness... You are incapable of having anything important to say. Cleverbot: Too bad that hasn't improved your furby part especially reminds me of the twilight zone episode #7 "the lonely" where a prisoner on an asteroid in the future is given a beautiful android woman as a companion.
We begin with a love story--from a man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot on an online dating site. And when they walk away, they get to take what they want from it, while the computer sits there alone with limited context of what was discussed and no ability to link it back to that person. I wonder if it has some kind of other dictionary function that doesn't let it recognize words that are not in the English lexicon? Without dismissing the singularity, I'm unsure why it is acceptable that at some threshold of intelligence a machine becomes sentient like a human. How about evolution through natural selection, can you "go there? Or are you just playing dumb of the sake of the show again?
Then, we encounter a robot therapist whose inventor became so unnerved by its success that he pulled the plug. That wouldn't make sense, but it's one of the only things I can think of. Intelligence is like the scaffolding of a much richer experience. Cleverbot: Exactly, who is he, all I know is that he has a frozen cat! " What do you think WE are if not just extraordinarily complex mechanical machines? I know you traditionally play the role of the ignorant elder generation guy who's never "seen the movie," or apparently ever even picked up a copy of scientific American or watched a TED talk; you play the part of the guy who pretends to be incredulous about scientific concepts and has the sort of, religious-traditionalist, dualistic, non-materialist kind of world view, but you guys have been going way too far and playing way too 'dumb' lately.
Viewers watched as the “Teen Mom” stars struggled to do their homework with crying infants on their hips and tried to scrape together enough money to buy diapers for their children.
As the popularity of “Teen Mom” and “Teen Mom 2” grew, so did the media’s interest in the stars.
The implosion of the marriage propelled the mom of two (Sean Preston was a year old at the time, Jayden James just 2 months) into a spiral, hell-bent on destruction.