Artificial emotions again

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A couple of days ago, Dilbert highlighted a problem with robot emotions, beyond the issue that Zach Wienersmith raised a few weeks ago:

The external evidence of "cognition" is sometimes obscure and ambiguous, but the Turing Test approach is especially problematic in evaluating "emotion".

Yesterday's strip:

And today's:

Update — and the next one:

And another:

In yet another example of hype imitating art imitating life — or maybe I should say hype imitating art imitating technology imitating life — UBS has an advertorial on the topic:


  1. bks said,

    June 23, 2016 @ 8:45 am

    The UBS advertorial shows how little progress has been made in the fifty years since Joseph Weizenbaum wrote Eliza.

  2. Rod Johnson said,

    June 23, 2016 @ 8:49 am

    Good to see Simon getting some love. Sorry I missed his birthday.

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