Thursday, July 23, 2015

NAO Bot Figures It Out



A study of robot consciousness from the Rensselaer AI and Reasoning (RAIR) Lab yields some interesting findings. These robots were told that two of them received a “dumbing” pill that rendered them unable to speak, and one received a placebo. Let’s see what happens. In reality, two of the robots’ ability to speak was turned off, but the third robot did not know that. You can read the study here. Still, I don’t think this so much shows that the robots have consciousness as that they can use logic. (via the Presurfer)

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