Tuesday, August 9, 2011


"Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident."

Radio Podcast
About What Can Happen When Humans Decide To Interact With Machines

Topics Explored
Is It A Primary Or Secondary Source?
Is It An Authentic Or Artificial Intelligence?
Is It A Person Or A Program?
What Language is being used?
Where's The Body language?
How Do Machines Learn?
What Do They Learn?
What Am I Learning?
What is My Objective in this Interaction?
Is It Possible To Obtain This Objective?

This Fifty Minute Innovative, Amusing, Illuminating Entertainment
Comments Encouraged


deanna7trees said...

i just had some time to listen to some of this podcast. i then went to cleverbot.com and played around with it. interesting but not very sophisticated. i studied programming many years ago when they did it by feeding cards into a machine. i really enjoyed those classes.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

I get Radiolab podcasts for entertainment, and for the concept that evolves over the three or four 'acts' that are strung together over the fifty minute show. I like the humor, the host's constant, surprise, as though each event, each story is a new thought. the content of this one is far more about our human psychology than it is about machine capacity. I look elsewhere for hard science. And, though you know this-I am printing the origins of the word sophistication as an indication that I appreciate the unsophisticated (unadulterated) point of view as much as I do the sophisticated
(highly developed and inovative POV-I find Radiolab delivers both.

"ORIGIN late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense [adulterated] and as a verb in the sense [mix with a foreign substance] ):

from medieval Latin sophisticatus ‘tampered with,’ past participle of the verb sophisticare, from sophisticus ‘sophistic.’ The shift of sense probably occurred first in the adjective unsophisticated, from [uncorrupted] via [innocent] to [inexperienced, uncultured.] The noun dates from the early 20th century."

As always, the rule is 'different strokes for all the folk'.

deanna7trees said...

yes...the human psychology but i was much more interested in how far science has gotten with artificial intelligence--probably much further than this podcast describes.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Deanna answering days late with apology-
You will find this an interesting site to check in with perhaps-
and, remember the recent post about the invisible cloak?-
in re that, another regular site to check for science and technology news is-
I'll post other sites in my MOON post due out before the day is done.