Episode 6 Audio: Review

Welcome to the sixth episode of Self Help for Robots: a review
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Episode 5 Audio: Machine Learning

Welcome to the fifth episode of Self Help for Robots: Machine Learning and CoreML
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Episode 4 Audio: Meditation

Welcome to the fourth episode of Self Help for Robots: Meditation
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Episode 3 Audio: Questions

Welcome to the third episode of Self Help for Robots: Questions about ethics
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Episode 2 Audio: The Unboxening

Welcome to the second episode of Self Help for Robots: The Unboxening
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Episode 1 Audio: Consciousness

Welcome to the first episode of Self Help for Robots, lets ask: What is consciousness?
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No empathy for robots? What about from robots?

I just read the following statement at https://medium.com/@rowantrollope/ai-and-our-kids-raising-centaurs-c91cc...

"We must continue to teach kids to appreciate beauty, and show them the value of empathy. These are things machines will only ever be able to simulate, never experience."

The first part of the statement is uncontroversial. In fact, it sounds like the basis for my own attempt at parenting.

Robot union rules!

Image used by fair use, showing robotic arm and drums

In case any robots need a break. Music is a good way to pass the time!

Boing Boing found this video:

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/industrial-robots-playing-trad.html

A Mystery Solved

Over at the Times Literary Supplement, the shocking revelation that the Voynich Manuscript has finally been deciphered, by Medievalist Nicholas Gibbs, is very big news!

It's a victory for humans in their last gasp at supremacy in pattern matching!

The Orthographic Model of Emotions

A cartesian model using three axes to represent components of emotions

I just posted to Medium a model for understanding emotions so simple, a machine could understand it.

Them. I mean them, as in, emotions. As in, machines can understand emotions!

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